EU officials see Greek deal close, broad debt talks to followPoliticsGreek Politics
Two of the key players in the negotiations over Greece’s second programme review expressed some optimism on Tuesday that an agreement between Athens and its lenders could be reached in the next few days.
Tsakalotos sticks to guns as review compromise remains elusivePoliticsGreek Politics
There was no sign from the Greek government on Monday that it plans to back down in the impasse that has emerged during talks with the institutions aimed at concluding the second review.
Obama emphasises need for debt relief in Athens but Berlin keeps expectations lowPoliticsForeign Policy
US President Barack Obama ended his two-day visit to Athens on Wednesday with a significant speech on democracy and the threat it faces but without adding anything significant to issues related exclusively to Greece.
Greek government faces hard labour dilemmaPoliticsGreek Politics
In the 14 months since signing Greece’s third bailout, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has stuck to a punishing schedule of unpopular changes.
Mitsotakis pledges tax cuts, looks for party balance and broad appealPoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis has pledged to reduce the ENFIA property level by 30 percent in his first two years of governing, suggesting that he has identified tax cuts as the main tool for attracting voters to his party.
Pension overhaul poses political challenge despite avoiding immediate cutsPoliticsGreek Politics
The government presented its pension reform proposals to the opposition parties on Monday but got short shrift from them despite the fact that the plan does not contain any immediate direct cuts to pensions.
Greek MPs pass 2015 budget but give few clues for presidential votePoliticsGreek Politics
The government won the vote for the 2015 budget in the early hours of Monday but the result provided few clues about how the presidential ballot, due in mid-February, could pan out.
Challenging three days of diplomatic talks, protests and budget voting ahead for GreecePoliticsForeign Policy
Friday marks the beginning of a tricky three days for Greece and the government in particular, with diplomatic talks, street protests and the voting of the budget all on the agenda.
Budget passed but troika accord still some way off for GreecePoliticsGreek Politics
Greece’s coalition completed one of its key tasks for December by obtaining Parliament’s approval for the 2014 budget early on Sunday but was also given an acute reminder of the challenges that still remain as the European Commission confirmed there was no chance of the troika’s Greek program review concluding this month.
How big is Greek fiscal gap? Will cuts be needed? Here's our Q&APoliticsGreek Politics
Discussions at the European Union leaders' summit in Brussels, which concluded on Friday afternoon, did little to clear up the uncertainty about where Greece and the troika stand with regard to Athens having to find more budget savings next year.