Pension rises approved as public opinion teeters ahead of election year
Yet another poll published this week has shown some erosion in the support for New Democracy and points to some potentially worrying underlying trends for the government, which passed on Thursday the latest pension-related legislation that will lead to many retirees seeing a nominal increase in their retirement package next year, ahead of the general elections.
Energy measures reassure public, as govt scrambles to keep lid on other household costs
Public confidence in the government’s ability to tackle rising energy bills is keeping the conservatives ahead of their rivals in the polls despite the damage done to their credibility by the surveillance scandal.
In full campaign mode, PM ventures forth to rally support
Now in complete election campaign mode, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is touring Greece to warn voters to disregard the criticism of his government and to back his New Democracy party next year if they want the country to progress and not regress.
ND banks on public apathy in face of surveillance revelations
New Democracy’s resilience in the face of new evidence linking it to an extensive domestic surveillance operation is spurring the governing party to continue rejecting calls for accountability.
Dendias's Libya tangle cuts off Athens-Tripoli communication
The diplomatic incident that took place last Thursday morning at Tripoli airport has stoked a new crisis in the already strained Greek-Libyan relations.
Reports claiming link between spyware and state pile pressure on government
The government has come under renewed pressure regarding the phonetapping affair, as media reports have started pointing to a clear link between the state and the use of Predator, via a unit that was set up at a special National Intelligence Service (EYP) facility, to which police officers were allegedly detached to help run the hacking operation.
Govt hints at more relief measures as opposition lambasts electricity bill fixes
The latest budget performance figures offered a pleasant surprise for the government, which has immediately got to the task of balancing public expectations for more assistance with the need to reassure the markets of its commitment to fiscal discipline.
Govt unveils spyware bill as it launches communications fightback
Hoping to swat away some of the criticism that has been aimed in its direction regarding the surveillance scandal, the government unveiled on Tuesday a draft law aimed at protecting privacy, which would also outlaw the sale and possession of spyware.
Privatisation of key northern ports on hold amid strategic rethink
The ports of Alexandroupoli and Kavala in northern Greece are to remain under state control, according to a surprise announcement made last week.
Surveillance scandal claims mount, ratcheting up pressure on PM
If Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis was hoping for a quiet weekend following the turbulence of recent surveillance scandal revelations, his aspirations went up in smoke as reports about the use of spyware in Greece continued over the past few days.