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Relief measures being lined up, but PM's eye also on reforms rolloutPoliticsGreek Politics
Although most of the focus will fall on what measures the government plans to unveil in the autumn to combat the cost-of-living crisis, reports suggest that Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is also keen to promote his administration’s reformist credentials between now and the end of the year.
Govt turns attention to more relief measures in absence of snap pollsPoliticsGreek Politics
Following the recent efforts by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to kill off speculation about snap elections, the government’s focus is turning to what measures it will be able to unveil over the coming months to win the support of voters ahead of the national vote, which now seems set for the end of New Democracy’s four-year term towards next summer.
Subsidies fuel pre-election mood as SYRIZA starts preparingPoliticsGreek Politics
For those expecting snap polls in a few months, the government’s announcements about the latest inflation-busting measures on Tuesday were the latest evidence needed to back up the theory that Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will call a snap vote towards the end of the summer.
Handling of energy crisis under fire as gas interruption tests supply securityPoliticsGreek Politics
The government continued to face criticism for its response to the energy crisis on the day it announced an extension of its fuel voucher scheme. Opposition parties are calling for more radical measures, as an interruption of gas supplies from Russia is set to provide a first crash test of the country’s energy security planning.
Govt lines up new handouts to fight inflation as SYRIZA moves to election footingPoliticsGreek Politics
The government is unfurling more voter-friendly measures in a bid to counter the impact of the cost-of-living crisis as SYRIZA is moving towards an election footing, reflecting the growing feeling that Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is likely to call snap polls in the coming weeks.
Remaining fiscal space could be squeezed for more cost-of-living measures as tension growsPoliticsGreek Politics
The government is mulling further measures to cushion the impact of the cost-of-living crisis as the political temperature rises in the build-up to the next elections, which are due next year but could be held earlier.
New energy subsidy scheme nearing launch as public remains scepticalPoliticsGreek Politics
The government submitted to Parliament on Tuesday an amendment paving the way for the latest energy subsidy scheme to be launched in the coming weeks, a programme New Democracy hopes will assuage the public and win back some of the support it has lost over the last few months as the cost-of-living crisis has gripped Greek households.
Govt finds devil is in detail for windfall tax on power companiesPoliticsGreek Politics
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.
Much riding on EU approval of plan to cap energy pricesPoliticsGreek Politics
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.
Changes to energy subsidies aimed at winning over middle classPoliticsGreek Politics
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.