The media spotlight on Tuesday fell on the agreement between Greece and France for Athens to buy French-made warships in what is being presented by the Greek government as a revamping of the country’s geopolitical standing, not just its defence capabilities.
Following his trip to New York last week, and to Paris this Monday, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is preparing to turn his focus to domestic issues this week, with the continuing rollout of pandemic relief measures and efforts to mitigate inflation among his government’s most immediate priorities.
Although Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his aides have been meeting with investors in New York, the headlines in Friday’s newspapers were dominated by the news that the state-controlled Public Power Corporation (PPC) is launching a capital raise that will lead to the country’s main electricity supplier becoming majority-owned by the private sector.
The first polls conducted after government and opposition set out their stalls at the Thessaloniki International Fair give New Democracy and Kyriakos Mitsotakis a slight edge for their pledges on the economy over SYRIZA and Alexis Tsipras.
The annual gathering of world leaders in New York within the framework of the United Nations’ General Assembly is always seen as a fine opportunity by every government to inform the international community on the challenges it faces, the vision and its strategy especially on issues related to its foreign policy.
Opposition leader Alexis Tsipras has seized upon the recent controversy surrounding a popular food delivery platform to highlight what he sees as opportunities for abusive workplace practices offered by the government’s recently enacted labour law.
Alexis Tsipras unveiled his own package of proposed voter-friendly measures at the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) over the weekend, a week after Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis outlined a set of interventions worth 3.5 billion euros.
SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras is due to take his turn speaking at the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) this weekend in what increasingly looks like a pre-cursor to a full-blown election campaign.
The return of holidaymakers and the requirement of vaccination certificates in a wide range of activities have failed to boost the rate of new vaccinations, intensifying concern about a potential new wave of Covid-19 infections as the autumn progresses.
Despite presenting a package of almost 3.5 billion euros worth of relief measures at the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF), the government might have more measures in store – only adding to the growing feeling that New Democracy is gearing up for an early election contest.