A fresh spate of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Greece has been causing jitters as the country prepares to reopen its borders with the hope of attracting foreign visitors for the tourist season.
The publication of preliminary GDP data for the first quarter of the year has sparked a war of words between government officials and the opposition.
As the Greek PM and tourism minister prepare to launch a promotional campaign for Greek tourism on Thursday, the government’s plan to attract visitors this summer is starting to come up against challenges of both a practical and a political nature.
Athens is examining all the diplomatic means at its disposal to respond to what it sees as mounting transgressions by Turkey.
As primary schools welcomed pupils back after lockdown, teachers are taking to the streets to protest against a major education bill tabled by the New Democracy government.
Greece took another step towards normality on Monday as primary schools reopened along with a range of business, including hotels and catering firms, as the number of deaths from the coronavirus reached 177.
As the headlines in Greece continue to be dominated by the government’s response to the pandemic and its economic implications, New Democracy’s handling of other issues is starting to come under fire once again.
The Greek government, which stands to gain up to 32 billion euros in grants and loans from the Recovery Fund proposed by the European Commission, continues to keep the re-opening of the tourism sector at the top of the its agenda.
Developments in Libya, where a UN-backed government of National Accord (GNA) supported militarily by Turkey has scored some victories over Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, are causing concern in Athens.
As Greece gradually lifts its emergency measures, the main political parties are using the opportunity to clarify their positions on several key issues to do with managing the pandemic and its aftermath.