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  • Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos After Kotzias departure, Tsipras hopes for clear path to elections

    PoliticsGreek Politics

    While the departure of Nikos Kotzias from the high-profile position of foreign minister is a blow for Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, especially as the key diplomatic achievement of his time in office – the Prespes Agreement on the Macedonia name issue – is at a crucial juncture, it is unlikely that it will lead to any material change to the SYRIZA leader’s political plans.

  • Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Foreign minister quits government, heaping pressure on Tsipras

    PoliticsGreek Politics

    One of the government’s most high-profile figures, Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias, resigned on Wednesday, forcing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras into another damage limitation exercise when he would prefer the spotlight to be on his government’s latest initiatives on the economic front instead.

  • Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Tsipras seeks assurances that coalition will remain united for time being

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    After days of mounting tension between SYRIZA and its coalition partner, Independent Greeks (ANEL), Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras attempted on Tuesday to stress the need for unity in the government as Greece enters a decisive period for all political parties.

  • Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Coalition hopeful on pensions, looks to maximise impact of limited relief measures

    PoliticsGreek Politics

    The Greek government is becoming increasingly optimistic that it can avoid next year’s pension cuts and is starting to focus on how it can maximise the positive political impact of the pared down compensatory fiscal measures it will be able to implement if European lenders agreed to Athens’s request to scrap the reduction to spending on retirees.

  • Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Tsipras ready to stay course on Macedonia name deal despite domestic uncertainty

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    Ahead of the referendum this weekend in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) on the name deal with Greece, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has insisted that he has no plans of jeopardising the ratification of the so-called Prespes Agreement by calling snap elections before Greek Parliament has had its say.

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