Tsipras claims EU vote will be close as SYRIZA looks for boost from relief measures

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Mitsotakis, New Democracy, Parliament, SYRIZA, Tsipras
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

MPs are due to vote on Tuesday evening for the package of “positive measures” submitted to Parliament on Monday by the government, which hopes that the relief measures will provide SYRIZA with a boost ahead of the May 26 European and local elections.

The package consists of the schemes allowing Greeks who have run up debts to the tax office, social security funds or municipalities to settle their arrears in up to 120 instalments. It also foresees a bonus, known as the 13th pension, being paid out to...

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