The return of holidaymakers and the requirement of vaccination certificates in a wide range of activities have failed to boost the rate of new vaccinations, intensifying concern about a potential new wave of Covid-19 infections as the autumn progresses.
Despite presenting a package of almost 3.5 billion euros worth of relief measures at the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF), the government might have more measures in store – only adding to the growing feeling that New Democracy is gearing up for an early election contest.
Opposition parties have been picking holes in New Democracy’s economic programme, which Finance Minister Christos Staikouras detailed on Monday following the prime minister’s address at the Thessaloniki International Fair.
In a significant development for Greek foreign policy, Athens and Washington look set to renew their Mutual Defense Cooperation Agreement (MDCA).
Projecting the message that “Greece is changing,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis set out a range of measures at the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) on Saturday that he hopes will allow his government to turn a new page and build new momentum on the road to the next general elections.
A day before Kyriakos Mitsotakis is due to set out his latest policy ideas at the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF), reports suggest that the package of measures will also include interventions aimed at young Greeks – a constituency of voters that New Democracy seems to be struggling to connect with.
The first opinion poll to be published since the recent cabinet reshuffle provides the first indication that Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s personal popularity has taken a direct hit for government decisions.
Ahead of the Prime Minister’s appearance at the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) this weekend – the first major political set piece after the summer – pressure is growing on Kyriakos Mitsotakis to come up with answers to rising prices.
The government’s determination to return to in-person teaching in schools and universities is prompting a search for ways to boost vaccination rates among students and teaching staff and offer reassurance to concerned parents of younger pupils.
Kyriakos Mitsotakis stepped up his preparations for this weekend’s appearance at the Thessaloniki International Fair by announcing on Monday a creative solution to the problem that emerged over the creation of a Civil Protection Ministry.