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ND paves way to spring elections with relief measures amid SYRIZA objectionsPoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy’s approach to dealing with the cost-of-living crisis continues to be questioned by the opposition. Wednesday’s vote over the latest measure, the so-called “Market Pass”, saw SYRIZA accusing the conservatives of duping the public and favouring powerful business interests.
PM defends grocery stipend, hopes to draw support from PASOKPoliticsGreek Politics
Perhaps buoyed by a new opinion poll showing a slight bounce in his party’s ratings, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis mounted a stout defence on Wednesday of his government’s latest handout, which was dismissed as a pre-election gift by the opposition.
SYRIZA pushes alternative cost-of-living package but govt support still a vote-winnerPoliticsGreek Politics
The surprise announcement of a “Market Pass” for hard-pressed shoppers in the prime minister’s budget statement has attracted strong criticism from the opposition.
Opposition parties vow to reverse public healthcare reformsPoliticsGreek Politics
SYRIZA and PASOK have vowed to repeal the healthcare bill that New Democracy was expected to vote through Parliament on Friday.
Pension rises approved as public opinion teeters ahead of election yearPoliticsGreek Politics
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 costsPoliticsGreek Politics
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.
Govt hints at more relief measures as opposition lambasts electricity bill fixesPoliticsGreek Politics
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.
Cost-of-living protest adds to government's concernsPoliticsGreek Politics
Still reeling from the latest allegations regarding the surveillance scandal, the government faced the first general strike for a while on Wednesday as unions took to the streets to call for wage rises in the face of the cost-of-living crisis.
Scandals chip away at ND's lead as SYRIZA tries to cut through on surveillance issuePoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy’s lead over SYRIZA has declined noticeably over the last few weeks, according to a new opinion poll, as pressure mounts on the ruling conservatives over the surveillance scandal.
Government initiative on supermarket prices reignites cost-of-living rowPoliticsGreek Politics
The latest government response to the cost-of-living crisis has been met with scepticism by opposition parties, as evidence suggests Greeks are paying more for basic goods than their European peers.