Entering the final stretch of negotiations with the institutions, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has begun trying to rally his party for a final push to get the government over the finishing line.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has asked SYRIZA MPs and members to refrain from speculating about the next elections as polls continue to show the government suffering wear and tear from its handling of foreign policy issues in particular.
Elections of one form or another are on the minds of Greek politicians again even though the date of the next national vote remains undecided.
The Greek government is waiting to hear from Friday’s meeting of the Washington Group to get a clearer understanding of where its lenders stand on the issues that hold the key to making a successful programme exit this summer, including debt relief and fiscal measures.
For yet another day, the Greek government appears to have been consumed by the ongoing friction with Turkey in the Aegean.
Greek politics has been dominated by symbolism over the last few days, particularly as Greek-Turkish relations have become more strained.
Recent events suggested that there is no swift conclusion in sight for the name talks between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) over the name issue.
The coalition is coming under pressure over apparent differences within the government over how to deal with the increasing friction with Turkey.
Athens has tried to downplay an incident on Monday night involving a Turkish Coast Guard helicopter, which allegedly flied at low altitude with its lights off near the Greek islet of Ro, in what was the latest example of sustained friction between the two countries
Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias is due to visit Ohrid in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) this week for a new meeting with his counterpart Nikola Dimitrov, just a few days after their talks with UN mediator Matthew Nimetz in Vienna on March 30.