Coalition agrees policy framework: Purpose unclear, impact doubtful

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en_GB Photo by Myrto Papadopoulos []
Photo by Myrto Papadopoulos []

Sixteen months after one-time rivals Antonis Samaras and Evangelos Venizelos put aside their differences to form a coalition government, the two have agreed on a policy framework for their administration. However, as the accord comes more than a year after last summer’s fractious elections, questions will be asked about its relevance at this stage of developments in Greece.

The policy framework was made public following a two-hour meeting between the prime minister and deputy prime minister on Wednesday evening. Stretching to 12 pages, the document contains 43 points that are meant to form a core group of goals around whic...

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