Athens is keeping an eye on developments in North Macedonia as Greece’s neighbouring country heads to general elections in April.
Greek-Turkish relations are still hanging by a thread and the government in Athens appears unsure about how to best respond to the revisionist policy Ankara insists on adopting.
Tensions have flared up among rival factions in SYRIZA, as the main opposition party tries to find its footing against the New Democracy government and stake out a territory in the post-MoU political landscape.
The government is hoping that the visit of EU Economic Affairs Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni will provide an opportunity for Athens to argue its case for greater fiscal space in the coming months and years.
The Greek government is continuing its diplomatic efforts to drum up opposition to the Maritime Jurisdictions Memorandum that Turkey signed last November with the UN-backed government in Libya.
The government adopted on Tuesday legislation that paves the way for the creation of an official register for non-governmental organisations that deal with refugees.
With the fraught issue of home repossessions threatening to come to a head in the spring, recent statements by Development Minister Adonis Georgiadis have been attracting furious responses from across the opposition.
Greece is trying to expand its diplomatic activity in the wake of its latest spat with Turkey as relations with Ankara remain the number one foreign policy issue for Athens.
The Greek government is hoping that the creation of new, closed reception centres for migrants on the islands, along with faster repatriations and return to Turkey as well as greater deterrents will alleviate the pressure that New Democracy has been under over the last few months as it tries to get to grips with the influx of asylum seekers.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has taken it upon himself to try to resolve the storm created by a dispute involving the country’s top football teams and their owners, which is threatening unpredictable political consequences.