Challenging three days of diplomatic talks, protests and budget voting ahead for Greece
Friday marks the beginning of a tricky three days for Greece and the government in particular, with diplomatic talks, street protests and the voting of the budget all on the agenda.
Machinations give both coalition and SYRIZA hope of winning presidential vote
The almost daily headcount of Greek MPs ahead of February's presidential elections is continuing to give a conflicting picture about how events may play out early next year.
SYRIZA shows keener interest in foreign policy as possible elections near
Seeing the government close to buckling under the pressure of having to meet the troika's targets, SYRIZA's Alexis Tsipras chose to inflict his own kind of pain on Wednesday, when he claimed that a leftist government would not be bound by the demands made by Greece's lenders.
SYRIZA's weak foreign, defence policy credentials a vulnerability
With all the focus falling on its economic policies, little attention has been paid to where SYRIZA stands on defence and foreign policy. With Greece potentially just a few months away from early elections and a change of government, there are few questions being asked about the leftist party’s ability to handle such sensitive policy areas.
Worsening EU-Russia ties leave Greek coalition in precarious position
The European Union’s deteriorating relationship with Russia has placed the Greek government in an increasingly difficult position and opened it up to criticism from SYRIZA.
Multi-bill passes but coalition's relationship with armed forces and police sours further
A multi-bill of reforms that took the government some time to pull together was passed through Parliament with relatively little fuss on Wednesday but the government may face more serious consequences when some of the law’s provisions start to take effect.