New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis has told his party to start preparing for general elections in the near future and has described the upcoming vote as a moment for “catharsis and rebooting.”
Τhe two-day visit of Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias to Skopje, due to begin this Thursday, has historic and symbolic dimensions since he will be the first Greek official to land at the city’s international airport in 12 years.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his coalition partner, Defence Minister Panos Kammenos, sought on Tuesday to put to bed any speculation about their coalition being on the brink of collapse due to disagreements over several issues.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Defence Minister Panos Kammenos were due to meet on Tuesday afternoon, largely in a bid to dispel mounting speculation that their relationship has deteriorated and that the coalition’s future may be in doubt.
The centre-left grouping Movement for Change held its inaugural congress over the weekend, which coincided with an apparent worsening of relations between governing partners SYRIZA and Independent Greeks, all of which has fuelled speculation about future political developments in Greece.
Under pressure due to the developments involving PAOK chairman Ivan Savvidis, the government has moved the spotlight back to the Novartis investigation again, apparently hoping this will provide some relief.
The government is finding it difficult to put the incident involving PAOK chairman Ivan Savvidis behind it even though the Greek-Russian businessman and his family have reportedly returned to Russia.
In a move that caused a stir within Greece’s centre-left, To Potami leader Stavros Theodorakis met with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday afternoon.
The government was forced to put to one side on Monday the tension with Turkey and clashes with New Democracy as it was forced to act on the latest crisis with potentially serious political implications, which emanated from a rather unlikely source: Greek football.
The government’s approach to hirings in the public sector has come under scrutiny after a couple of developments this week.