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Samaras hopes for Merkel fillip as gloom grips Greek coalition

Amid an increasingly gloomy atmosphere at home, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras heads for a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday in the hope that he will bring something back from Berlin that could help his government remain in power.

Photo by MacroPolis PASOK's growing internal strife hampering Greek coalition

Since the damaging result of the European Parliament elections in May, a sense of dread appears to have gripped the coalition, leading to tension and differences of opinion. This is most evident from the unrest within PASOK.

Tsipras starts to flesh out SYRIZA's economic policy but questions remain

In a much-anticipated speech, SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras unveiled the main pillars of his party’s economic policy platform on Saturday, focusing on debt relief from the eurozone, the use of European Union funds to boost employment, a reduction in taxes and an increase of wages and pensions.

Photo by MacroPolis Athens pleased with Brussels appointments but new Commissioner faces big task

Positive news from Brussels has been somewhat of a rarity for Greece over the last few years but the government appears totally satisfied with the make-up of the new European Commission after it was confirmed on Wednesday that outgoing Defense Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos would take over the newly created portfolio of immigration and home affairs.

Photo by Myrto Papadopoulos [www.myrtopapadopoulos.com] Samaras tax cut pledges aimed at MPs rather than voters

Greece is no different from other countries in that when prime ministers announce tax cuts it is usually to win over voters before elections. However, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’s pledge on Saturday to reduce taxes was a little different: It was aimed at preventing elections.

PASOK marks 40th anniversary by baring its split personality

PASOK’s rapid decline from a party that garnered almost 45 percent of the vote in late 2009 appears not to be over yet, with a deep internal rift threatening to split the Socialists – now polling at less than 10 percent – in two.

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