The government is trying to dampen expectations ahead of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s speech in Thessaloniki on Saturday – a task made easier by the fact that the first major opinion poll since the summer break has indicated that support is still strong for his New Democracy party.
Serious diplomatic efforts got underway this week with the aim of defusing tension between Greece and Turkey.
SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras is said to be planning a shake-up of the main opposition party in advance of the return of Parliament in September.
The growing tension between Greece and Turkey has sparked talk among government officials in Athens about boosting defence spending which, in turn, has fuelled positive and critical reaction from commentators.
A fire at the archaeological site of Mycenae has become the subject of a heated political debate, raising issues of public trust in the government and the media.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is building up towards his economic policy speech in Thessaloniki on September 12, although the government is trying to lower expectations about what the public should expect.
The government has unveiled the draft legislation that paves the way for Greece to adopt a new insolvency code and offer debtors a so-called “second chance” – a move that New Democracy hopes will stave off a major social impact resulting from the long economic crisis, as well as the knock-on effect of the more recent coronavirus pandemic.
The decision to extend Greece’s territorial waters along its western coastline in the Ionian Sea from six nautical miles to 12, as announced by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Parliament on Wednesday, can be seen as a landmark for Greek foreign policy.
The Greek government appears determined to open up new diplomatic fronts in its efforts to secure a de-escalation in the eastern Mediterranean.
The belligerent rhetoric from Turkey towards Greece has continued this week as Greek MPs prepare to vote on the maritime boundaries deal between Athens and Cairo that triggered the latest round of tension with Ankara.