Covid rears its head again as ND reaches halfway point in tenure

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Covid, Mitsotakis, New Democracy, SYRIZA
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

Even though Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is trying to play down the government reaching the halfway point in its two-year term in office, the unofficial performance reviews being conducted by some politicians and the local media threaten to be overshadowed by growing concerns about a resurgence of the coronavirus just as Greece was looking forward to a more carefree and prosperous summer.

An interview Mitsotakis gave to Kathimerini to mark the two-year anniversary of his election win was dominated by the Covid issue. The prime minister acknowledged that the relatively low – by EU standards uptake among elderly Greeks – is a weak point fo...

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