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Hopes of EU providing immediate relief wane as economic challenges multiply

The first day of the EU leaders’ summit in Versailles on Thursday did not produce particularly encouraging developments for the Greek government, which is hoping that Europe will step in to provide solutions on the fiscal front as the energy crisis and runaway inflation fuel political concern.

Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Leaders explain differing views on how to approach Ukraine war

Tuesday’s parliamentary debate on the war in Ukraine and the government’s decision to break a decades-long tradition of Greece not embroiling itself in such conflicts, in this case by supplying arms to Kiev, gave Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis an opportunity to present his party as being the one that can best safeguard the country’s security, as well as its place within the West.

Photo by MacroPolis Mitsotakis faces pushback from left on arms to Ukraine

The government’s decision to supply arms to Ukraine has prompted criticism from the main opposition party SYRIZA and other parties of the left about the nature and extent of Greece’s involvement in the conflict with Russia.

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