The coalition sailed through a vote on the vast multi-bill that it submitted to Parliament just last week despite various moments of friction within government ranks over the last few weeks.
The coalition is not expecting any nasty surprises in Monday’s vote on the extensive multi-bill it submitted to Parliament last week despite some last-minute unrest within the government.
The government continued to remain confident on Thursday that the multi-bill it submitted to Parliament will not encounter any problems during the vote due to take place on Monday despite some reservations within SYRIZA.
The coalition appears confident that it will not suffer any rebellions in Parliament when the vote on the multi-bill is due, probably on Monday.
The government is preparing to submit a multi-bill that will reportedly stretch to around 600 pages and is expecting that it will receive full support from SYRIZA and Independent Greeks (ANEL) MPs.
Momentum is building towards a new round of negotiations between Athens and Skopje, mediated by United Nations envoy Matthew Nimetz, amid much political discussion about the matter in Greece.
The end of the Christmas and New Year festivities means that political life in Greece is set to return to its normal rhythm, with January promising to be a particularly busy month.
While the government is preparing to start 2018 with its focus fully on completing the third review in January, it ends 2017 under pressure from the main opposition party to clarify its stance on talks with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) to resolve the longstanding name dispute between Athens and Skopje.
The coalition has come under pressure from the opposition to clarify its stance on negotiations with Skopje over the Macedonia name issue after junior coalition partner Panos Kammenos reaffirmed his hardline position on the matter.
The refugee issue continued to pose a significant challenge to the government over the Christmas break, with Migration Policy Minister Yiannis Mouzalas trying to deflect some of the criticism aimed at Athens, particularly in relation to the conditions at island hot spots.