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Image: https://flic.kr/p/2j6Tdii Govt turns attention to more relief measures in absence of snap polls

Following the recent efforts by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to kill off speculation about snap elections, the government’s focus is turning to what measures it will be able to unveil over the coming months to win the support of voters ahead of the national vote, which now seems set for the end of New Democracy’s four-year term towards next summer.

Photo by MacroPolis Explanations sought as PM backs away from prospect of early elections

The fallout from Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s insistence this week that he does not have plans to call snap elections in the autumn continued on Friday as the local media attempted to explain his decision given that early polls were considered a near certainty over the last few weeks.

Mitsotakis turns to 2015 contrast again as MEPs give PM bumpy ride

Although Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis returned to what has become a favourite subject for him recently – comparing today’s Greece to the state the country was in when it held the referendum in 2015 – his speech to the European Parliament on Tuesday did not pass off as smoothly as he would have hoped.

Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Judges' Novartis decision revives political battle over bribery scandal

The Novartis scandal, which had been bubbling beneath the surface for the last few years, resurfaced at the end of last week after a judicial investigation into claims that members of the previous SYRIZA-led government, prosecutors and journalists conspired to implicate several former New Democracy and PASOK ministers reached a dead-end.

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