Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has applauded the compromise reached in Brussels over the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) and the Next Generation EU recovery package totalling 1.82 billion euros, of which Greece could receive more than 70 billion.
The marathon European Council, which began on Friday and is due to continue on Monday afternoon, failed to yield an agreement on the Recovery and Resilience Fund (RRF) after what Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said was insufficient progress.
As Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis arrived at the latest European Union summit in Brussels on Friday in the hope that an agreement would be secured on the Recovery and Resilience Fund (RRF), Greece’s domestic politics was focussed on the latest fallout from the Novartis scandal.
The construction of a large resort complex in Corfu on land ceded as part of Greece’s privatisation programme has ignited tension between the government and the local community.
Greece’s highest administrative court handed Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis a hot potato, in political and fiscal terms, on Tuesday, when it delivered a much-anticipated ruling on backpay for pensioners.
The Greek government has tightened emergency measures after a surge in Covid-19 cases raised fears of an early second wave of the pandemic.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is due to chair a meeting with key ministers and aides on Monday to discuss the latest developments on the coronavirus front as concern grows in Greece about the coronavirus flaring up in the coming weeks.
Turkey’s top court decided on Friday to annul a 1934 law that had made the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul a museum, sparking a flurry of diplomatic activity and likely complication relations between Athens and Ankara.
Parliament approved on Thursday night the government’s legislation aimed at bringing street protests under greater control but the political reverberations from the contentious legislation are likely to last for some time.
While reopening Greece to tourism was eagerly anticipated as a potential remedy for some of the economic impact of the pandemic, the realities of managing inflows of visitors safely are slowly becoming apparent as the number of coronavirus cases in the country rises.