The government looks set to overcome one of the domestic problems that has been troubling it over the last few days but others are likely to fester.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has indicated that he is starting to make political plans for the period after Greece exits the programme in the summer of 2018.
A new round of talks aimed at reuniting Cyprus is due to begin in Switzerland this week under the auspices of the United Nations.
The size of the task facing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his government in trying to convince the Greek public that the agreement reached with the creditors provides a genuine opportunity for the country to exit the crisis was highlighted by a new poll published on Frida
The government attempted on Thursday to come up with a temporary solution to the strike by municipal rubbish collectors, which has led to trash piling up in the streets.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called on his government to step up its work as he completed, ahead of this week’s European Council, a series of meetings designed to issue a positive message to the domestic audience following last week’s agreement at the Eurogroup.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras concluded on Tuesday afternoon his round of meetings with opposition leaders to discuss last week’s Eurogroup decision as his government reacted angrily to suggestions that some of its ministers are blocking privatisations and other measures.
Athens is seeking a way to move towards a normalisation of Greek–Turkish relations through Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim’s visit to Greece on Monday, when he held substantial talks with Greek Premier Alexis Tsipras.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is expected to step up his efforts to present last Thursday’s Eurogroup agreement in the best possible light, before he leaves for the European Council later in the week.
Athens has blocked a European Union statement at the United Nations that aimed to strongly criticise China’s human rights record.