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Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Auctions, strikes trouble Tsipras but focus still on programme exit

The busy few weeks ahead for the government, as well as the sensitivity of some of the measures that need to be carried out, have rekindled speculation about whether the pressure might become too much for the SYRIZA-led coalition, forcing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to consider snap elections even before the third programme has been concluded.

Photo by UNAOC via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/8avo4T Erdogan makes forceful start to visit, catches Athens off guard

The Greek government found itself in an uncomfortable position on Thursday, the first day of a visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who called for the 1923 Treaty of Lausanne, which delimited the boundaries between the two countries, to be revisited.

Photo by Alexandros Vlahos ANA/Fosphotos Athens unmoved as relations with Russia become chillier

Bilateral relations between the Greek government and Russia's President Vladimir Putin appear to be on the wane. This comes just a couple of years after SYRIZA tried to court Moscow while it was involved in tense negotiations with its European partners.

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