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Photo by Andrea Bonetti/Fosphotos With eye on elections, Tsipras talks up public sector hirings

After the overwhelming approval in Parliament on Thursday for the transfer of 820 million euros in backpay to thousands of civil servants, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras sought to build on this momentum by focussing on imminent hirings in the public sector.

Tsipras reaches settlement with church, aiming to subdue critics

In an unexpected move, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced on Tuesday evening that the government has reached an agreement with the Church of Greece to settle a series of differences between the church and state, some of which date back decades.

Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos SYRIZA and ND at odds over proposals for changing constitution

The proposals made by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras regarding the revision of Greece’s constitution have had their desired effect in the sense that the political debate, as well as considerable media attention, has shifted to SYRIZA’s suggestions.

Photo by MacroPolis Coalition indicates it will keep focus on corruption allegations

Following the attention given to the pre-trial detention last week of former Defence Minister Yiannos Papantoniou, the government is hoping that by turning the spotlight to more corruption allegations, it will be able to secure political gains.

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