Govt looks to contain political fallout from crash, prepares change to poll plansPoliticsGreek Politics
As more details emerge regarding the Tempe train crash and the political row over any responsibility for the disaster becomes more intense, the prospects of elections being held on April 9, as had been assumed over the past few weeks, looks ever more distant.
PM forced to adjust line over deadly train crash amid public angerPoliticsGreek Politics
In a sign that his government is coming under intense pressure over the Tempe train crash and that it did not calibrate its initial response to the tragedy correctly, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has apologised for the loss of life and the circumstances the collision occurred in.
Political clash brewing over fatal train collision, railway safetyPoliticsGreek Politics
The government is preparing itself for a barrage of criticism from opposition parties next week following the 3-day national mourning for the victims of the Tempe train crash, which is weighing heavily also on the Prime Minister’s decision regarding the timing of the national election
PM scrambles to rein in political fallout as deadly crash threatens to upend election contestPoliticsGreek Politics
As anger over Tuesday’s deadly train collision dominates the front pages of the national papers, the search for the causes behind the accident has supplanted speculation over elections at the top of the political agenda.
Train tragedy prompts urgent questions about railway safetyPoliticsGreek Politics
A major rail disaster that happened in central Greece early on Wednesday and which caused at least 36 deaths and dozens of injuries has laid bare the deficiencies in the country’s rail network and raised questions about the possible mismanagement of the service.
Dendias visit to Turkey builds on show of solidarity following earthquakePoliticsForeign Policy
Greece was able to underline on Sunday its expression of solidarity for Turkey following the devastating earthquake as Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias made a surprise visit to the neighbouring country.
Greece offers Turkey earthquake support, recalling 1999 thaw in relationsPoliticsForeign Policy
The deadly earthquake in Turkey led to the immediate activation of the political and diplomatic communication channels between Athens and Ankara at the highest level.
SYRIZA calls for vote of no confidence, as PM's apology over storm chaos fails to chimePoliticsGreek Politics
The fallout from snowstorm “Elpida” continues to unfold, as PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s offer of an apology for the mishandling has been followed by a call for a vote of no confidence in the government by SYRIZA.
Mitsotakis tries to dig way out of snowstorm falloutPoliticsGreek Politics
The government is mounting an operational and communications effort to counter the growing criticism it is receiving for the apparent lack of preparedness in meeting the Elpida (Hope) snowstorm that reached Athens on Monday and left numerous problems in its wake.
Snow chaos puts government planning on the spotPoliticsGreek Politics
Heavy snowfall has brought Athens and several other parts of the country to a standstill, prompting questions about the disaster readiness of authorities despite several days of advance warnings.