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Photo by Panayiotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Challenges piling up for govt as spokesperson departs

The difficulties faced by the government are piling up as Covid-19 continues to be a threat to public health and finances, the stand-off over the hunger strike of terrorist Dimitris Koufodinas intensifies and another high-profile figure departs the administration.

Photo by MacroPolis Govt counts fiscal cost as Greece heads for lockdown extension

The government is expected to announce the extension of the stricter lockdown in place in Attica and other parts of Greece for at least one more week due to the persistently high number of Covid-19 cases and the pressure on the national health system.

Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Mitsotakis defends #MeToo response amid acrimonious debate

As the government becomes more deeply mired in accusations of covering up sex abuse in public institutions, PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis invited political leaders to debate the “quality of public dialogue” in a special session of Parliament on Thursday.

Photo by MacroPolis Greek #MeToo claims snowball amid accusations of political cover-up

Accusations of sexual assault and abuse which started with Olympic yachtswoman’s Sofia Becatarou’s public revelation of rape at the hands of a sailing federation official have emerged from all corners of public life, touching on state cultural institutions and the world of politics.

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