PM heads north to rally voters ahead of tough winterPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s visit to northern Greece on Tuesday was reportedly of several that he plans to make to this part of the country, which is seen as a key part of New Democracy’s campaign to win re-election next year.
Govt rushes in new energy measures as Brussels decision on gas price cap deferredPoliticsGreek Politics
As the European Commission and EU member states continue to wrestle with proposals for some form of cap on the price of natural gas, Energy Minister Kostas Skrekas announced yet another package of measures aimed at cushioning the impact of high energy costs on Greek consumers
Government seizes crisis moment to boost investment in energy infrastructurePoliticsGreek Politics
The plans by successive Greek governments to promote the country as a regional energy hub have been given an unexpected boost by the ongoing energy crisis sparked by the war in Ukraine.
ND sees limited political threats on path to next year's electionsPoliticsGreek Politics
The government reportedly sees the energy crisis and relations with Turkey as the two crucial political issues for the months ahead, apparently believing that the worst is over as far as the wiretapping affair is concerned, although developments on that issue have not stopped despite the parliamentary inquiry wrapping up proceedings on Friday.
Policy pledges bolster top two parties as ND erases losses from surveillance affairPoliticsGreek Politics
Soundings conducted in the wake of political leaders’ speeches at the Thessaloniki International Fair show governing New Democracy and main opposition SYRIZA both strengthened their positions, while support for third party PASOK has remained more or less static.
SYRIZA, PASOK leaders prepare responses to stark choice presented by PMPoliticsGreek Politics
As SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras and PASOK chief Nikos Androulakis prepare to travel to Thessaloniki to provide their responses to Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s speech at the trade fair on Saturday, the surveillance scandal continues to be a bone of contention between the government and the opposition.
Opposition lambasts Mitsotakis over support package, accuses PM of election scaremongeringPoliticsGreek Politics
Opposition parties in Greece have heaped criticism on PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis for his speech at the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF), rejecting both the tone and content of the message in which he set out his government’s economic policies for the coming months.
Finance Ministry costs new support package, but questions remain over electricity subsidiesEconomy
Finance Ministry officials held a press conference on Monday to provide additional details about the support package that Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Saturday at the Thessaloniki International Fair.
PM sets out winter relief measures, rules out change to electoral lawPoliticsGreek Politics
After much speculation, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis set out at the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) over the weekend the relief measures his government will adopt over the coming months as it seeks to get Greek voters on board ahead of next year’s elections.
Surveillance hearings in Athens and Brussels highlight contrasting approaches to issuePoliticsGreek Politics
As the special parliamentary inquiry into the surveillance of politicians and journalists convened in a tense atmosphere to agree the terms of engagement in Athens, a hearing at the European Parliament gave the stand to three journalists involved in uncovering the controversial practices.