The government is hoping that forest fires will not prove as destructive as they did last summer, thereby not resulting in New Democracy taking another hit to its ratings and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis having the option of calling elections early, this autumn, if he wants.
The growth in building permits picked up pace again in February, with total permits rising by 13.7 percent year-on-year (YoY), from 4.3 percent in January, according to the latest data released by the Hellenic Statistical Agency (ELSAT) on Friday.
Alpha Bank reported a net profit of 125 million euros in Q1 2022, compared to a loss of 282 million euros in the same quarter of 2021.
Eurobank posted an adjusted net income of 305 million euros in the first quarter of 2022 (Q1), compared to a profit of 72 million euros last year.
Pressure is piling on the Greek government to respond to the findings of recent reports which highlight a deterioration in conditions for the domestic media. Under increasing scrutiny by the European Commission, the Mitsotakis administration is now promising greater transparency and protection for journalists.
Inflation and economic bounce boost tax revenues as Jan-Apr budget primary balance beats target by 1.65 bln
The budget primary balance for the first four months of 2022 was confirmed at a deficit of 799 million euros, compared to a deficit of 6.2 billion euros during the same period last year, according to the final Finance Ministry (MoF) budget execution data released on Wednesday.
A lot has happened in the two years since Kyriakos Mitsotakis, freshly elected as Greek PM, took to the stage at the UN General Assembly in 2019 to launch “a new, ambitious, national strategy on energy and climate change” for Greece, a strategy which was outlined and quantified in the National Energy and Climate Plan adopted a few months later.
With national elections due in the next 12 months, The Agora podcast takes a closer look at PASOK’s return to the centre stage and what this means for Greek politics.