There has been further reaction to the government’s education bill this week as Education Minister Niki Kerameus came under more criticism from the opposition parties.
The worsening epidemiological data in the greater Athens area as well as in the cities of Thessaloniki and Patra are heightening speculation that further restrictions are about to be introduced to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Georgiadis lashed out after an association representing the businesses in the sector, POESE, announced plans to hold a protest on February 10 and to hand over to the PM’s Office the keys to businesses that have been forced to shut down.
The subject of the overseas vote has emerged once again as a hot topic in Greece, after recent reports linked the planned enrolment campaign to New Democracy’s political strategy for the next elections.
Having seen a decline on Covid-19 numbers over the last couple of weeks, paving the way for secondary schools to re-open on Monday, the government is now on the lookout for any threat posed by mutations of the virus.
The much anticipated 61st round of exploratory talks between Greece and Turkey provided no remarkable results despite being held in the stunning surroundings of the Dolmabahçe Palace on January 25.
The government was due to announce on Friday afternoon whether Covid-19 restrictions in some parts of Greece, including Attica, have to be stepped up due to a higher spread and more instances of virus mutations.
The debate on the government’s controversial proposals for university campus policing continues, with an alternative solution being put forward by KINAL, as students rally against the legislation in defiance of bans on large gatherings.
The government is set to brief opposition parties on Wednesday about the latest developments on the Covid-19 front following a new rise in cases that is causing concern among officials and health experts.
Against the odds, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has expressed his optimism that an acceleration in Covid-19 vaccinations could make a return to normality possible in time for summer.