Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis begins a two-day visit to the USA on Monday, a trip that is taking place during a crucial time due to geopolitical challenges generated by the war in Ukraine but also for Southeast Europe.
SYRIZA is hoping that there will be a high turnout of supporters to re-elect Alexis Tsipras as the opposition party’s leader on Sunday, showing that the leftists can rally their voter base as Greece moves towards the last 12 months of the current government’s term.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s pledge to tax the “windfall” profits of power companies appeared to provide a neat solution to aspects of the ongoing energy crisis, however as details emerge it is becoming a source of more political controversy.
The government is hoping to receive approval from the European Commission for its plan, set out by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in a recent televised address, to cap energy prices for consumers – a policy that is the main weapon in New Democracy’s bid to fight back against the cost-of-living crisis and its political opponents.
Greece’s national plan to allocate EU Recovery & Resilience funds is moving apace at the planning stage, but appears to be stumbling at implementation.
Buoyed by the 3.2-billion-euro energy relief package he announced last week, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis set out at New Democracy’s conference, which was held from Friday to Sunday, his ideas for the party’s and Greece’s future, insisting that elections will take place in a year.
Stressing that the energy crisis is an exogenous shock to Greek households and arguing that the European Union has failed to react decisively enough, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis outlined on Thursday the latest package of measures his government will adopt with the aim of easing the impact on consumers.
After weeks of speculation, the government is set to announce a much-enhanced subsidy package which promises to shield households and businesses from skyrocketing energy bills.
Until the government announces a reported 5-billion-euro package of measures aimed at containing energy prices, SYRIZA senses that it has an opportunity to erode further New Democracy’s lead in the opinion polls by appearing more proactive than its rival.
Ministers in Athens are working on an enhanced support package to tackle high energy prices after the government’s proposal for an EU solidarity fund against inflation failed to gain backing at Monday’s meeting of energy ministers.