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Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Relief for coalition as wildfire threat subsides

Some pressure was taken off the government on Wednesday, when firefighters appeared to bring under control a large forest fire that had been burning for three days north of Athens.

Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos SYRIZA tests PASOK waters with talk of possible alliance

The coalition’s efforts to dampen any speculation about a rift between SYRIZA and Independent Greeks (ANEL) have been accompanied by a revival of the effort to explore the idea of Alexis Tsipras’s party working with PASOK in the future.

Photo by Giannis Papanikos/Fosphotos Thessaloniki bus firm row adds to public sector challenges

The row about the appointment of Stelios Pappas, the father of Digital Policy Minister Nikos Pappas, as the new head of the Thessaloniki Urban Transport Organisation (OASTH) looks like it will rumble on through August but there is no sign that the coalition will back down on the matter.

Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Public sector evaluation and hirings in the spotlight

As Greek politics gradually winds down for the mid-August break, the country’s lenders are likely to have their attention on a couple of potentially important developments ahead of the third review, which is due to begin in the autumn.

Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos ND moderates catch some flak, suggesting delicate party balance

The difficulties faced by Mitsotakis in his tricky balancing act as New Democracy leader, which involves him trying to present a reformist agenda while also keeping the right-wing of his party, which is more prone to populist messages on board, was highlighted this week when two important allies came under attack.

Photo by Natasha Pantazopoulou/Fosphotos Healthcare next stop for Tsipras amid Georgiou case fallout

A day after government MPs approved a draft law introducing changes to the way Greek universities are run, the coalition focussed on a healthcare bill that represents its latest attempt to show its voters that it is active in policy-making in areas that are not linked directly to the bailout.

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