In his first parliamentary question time as prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis is due to be probed on Friday about the migration issue, which is fast becoming a burning political matter for his government.
The government shrugged off Wednesday’s strike – the second in as many weeks – as the action of a small group of unionists rather than a larger protest against its proposed labour reforms.
Mindful of the potential political damage it could suffer if it is not deemed to be managing the migration situation adequately, the government has announced a range of measures aimed at showing that it is addressing the uptick in arrivals and deteriorating conditions at hotspots.
Athens appears satisfied with the results of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s first appearance last week at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, where he also held a series of meetings with foreign leaders and investors.
SYRIZA has taken the next step in its gradual evolution following its 4.5 years in power and the hefty election defeat it suffered in July.
Greece’s Environment and Energy Ministry unveiled a new waste management strategy on Thursday, setting targets for packaging recycling and extending organic waste collection.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s first address to the UN General Assembly in New York offered ample opportunity to put his government’s stamp on diplomatic and trade relations on the international stage.
A raft of interventions in the labour market by the New Democracy government have brought criticism from the opposition and widespread strike action across the public sector.
While the domestic political agenda continues to be debated by the tug-of-war over the Novartis affair, the government continues to try to promote abroad a narrative based on progress and renewal.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has ruled out the possibility of New Democracy instigating a preliminary investigation into SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras over the Novartis affair, suggesting that the current premier sees no political benefit from such a move at a time that his party seems to have strong public support.