As new Covid-19 infections continue to emerge in Greece and concerns grow about the economic impact of the pandemic, SYRIZA has ramped up its criticism of the government on the healthcare front, as well as on the issues raised by the Pissarides report on economic reform.
A week of intense diplomatic activity for Greece culminates on Friday with an emergency EU foreign affairs council teleconference and a meeting between Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Vienna.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis made his first public intervention in the Aegean dispute with Turkey on Wednesday as the threat from a growing coronavirus outbreak at home escalated.
Greece is stepping up its diplomatic efforts in the hope of securing a united European reaction to Turkey’s action in the Aegean as the Oruc Reis research vessel continued its activity in the area.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis was due to speak to Greece’s political leaders on Tuesday to update them on the latest developments in the ongoing spat with Turkey over maritime boundaries.
As it scrambles to deal with the rising number of Covid-19 cases, the government has come under pressure for its handling of flash floods on the island of Evia over the weekend, which resulted in eight deaths.
Greece and Egypt signed an agreement on Thursday designating an exclusive economic zone in the Eastern Mediterranean, amid heightened tensions with Turkey over natural resources in the region.
The new, and promoted, members of Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s cabinet were sworn in on Wednesday after the first, and minimal, reshuffle since New Democracy came to power.
A steady rise in new Covid-19 cases has prompted the Greek government to intensify its warnings and tighten hygiene measures to bring infections back under control.
A limited cabinet reshuffle – the first since New Democracy came to power just over a year ago - which had been trailed for the last few weeks was announced on Tuesday.