Greece’s Environment and Energy Ministry unveiled a new waste management strategy on Thursday, setting targets for packaging recycling and extending organic waste collection.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s first address to the UN General Assembly in New York offered ample opportunity to put his government’s stamp on diplomatic and trade relations on the international stage.
A raft of interventions in the labour market by the New Democracy government have brought criticism from the opposition and widespread strike action across the public sector.
While the domestic political agenda continues to be debated by the tug-of-war over the Novartis affair, the government continues to try to promote abroad a narrative based on progress and renewal.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has ruled out the possibility of New Democracy instigating a preliminary investigation into SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras over the Novartis affair, suggesting that the current premier sees no political benefit from such a move at a time that his party seems to have strong public support.
SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras attempted to set the tone for his party in opposition when he appeared at the Thessaloniki Expo over the weekend, ahead of internal meetings aimed at shaping the future of the left-wing grouping.
The government has unveiled its development bill, which New Democracy hopes will act as a catalyst for greater investment in Greece, accelerating the growth rate and delivering the improved economic results Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has promised.
The achievement of Greece’s nominee for the European Commission being offered a vice president spot has been overshadowed at home by a potential rift within New Democracy that could present Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis with his first significant domestic political challenge since winning the July 7 general election.
Athens is trying through diplomatic channels to arrange a meeting between Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Claiming that Greece is “turning a page” and that the positive impact from the change in government is already visible, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced a range of tax cuts at the Thessaloniki Expo on Saturday and insisted that New Democracy will take the steps needed to boost investment and growth.