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Photo by Panayiotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Tsipras springs surprise with handout pledge for pensioners

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras sprung a surprise on Thursday evening, when he announced that the government plans to redistribute this year’s primary surplus overperformance to some of those who have been affected most by the crisis.

Photo by Panayiotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos New Democracy applies pressure as coalition prepares for tough December

Seeing the government still struggling to conclude the second review, which has prompted speculation about whether this could lead to political developments, New Democracy has chosen to make it absolutely clear that it will not consent to a cross-party administration being formed and to reiterate its call for snap elections.

Photo by Panayiotis Tzamaros Lesvos tragedy, Erdogan threat ratchet up refugee crisis pressure

Two people were killed and another two seriously injured in a fire apparently caused by a cooking accident at the Moria refugee camp on Lesvos, highlighting the continuing challenges the Greek government faces in dealing with the refugee crisis and increasing the pressure on Athens at a time when it is fearful of migrants arriving in larger numbers.

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