Govt brings energy saving to forefront as cost of support set to skyrocketPoliticsGreek Politics
The energy price spike prompted by the indefinite shutdown of Russian gas supplies to northern Europe has sharpened the minds of policy makers in Athens, who are belatedly looking to energy-saving measures to moderate the cost of support measures.
Athens pins hopes on pan-European solution for energy crisis, as surveillance affair unfoldsPoliticsGreek Politics
A renewed sense of urgency among European governments has revived hopes in Athens that a collective solution is on the way to help with the skyrocketing cost of the government’s energy subsidy package.
Electricity price shock, pressure on phone-tapping take shine off surveillance exitPoliticsGreek Politics
Within hours of the government celebrating Greece’s formal exit from the post-bailout enhanced surveillance regime, the storm clouds were gathering as energy companies announced another round of increases and the opposition mustered to demand questions on the phone-tapping affair.
Numbers stacking up for PM to announce winter relief packagePoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis heads for his summer holidays on Friday knowing that upon his return he will have to decide with his ministers what relief measures the government will set out at the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) next month.
Government on mission to manage expectations in anticipation of tough winterPoliticsGreek Politics
As the political leadership prepares for the summer recess, top government officials are starting to adopt a cautious tone in view of what is expected to be a challenging winter ahead.
Impact of uncertainty on economy starting to emerge in hard dataEconomyFeatures
The uncertainty of the Ukraine conflict, which is being felt primarily through the energy crisis and the swelling inflation wave, has been reflected for months in sentiment surveys and is now gradually filtering through in hard data, sending the first recessionary signals.
PM pledges another billion for energy bills as govt retreats over environment billPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has pledged to pull out all the stops to help households deal with high energy bills, although it is not clear that the relief measures are having the desired effect in terms of winning over public opinion.
ND exults in Saudi Arabia deals as opposition calls for answers over spywarePoliticsGreek Politics
The government’s efforts to ensure that a blaze of positive publicity accompanied the range of agreements that Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis signed with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday were somewhat overshadowed by questions about what links the conservative administration might have to attempts to eavesdrop on journalists and political rivals.
Govt presents menu of energy proposals in Brussels as power subsidy cost balloonsPoliticsGreek Politics
Athens continues to press for solutions to the energy crisis at an EU level as the cost of domestic subsidy programmes skyrockets, threatening to cut further into the budget.
Opposition challenges government account of prompt wildfire responsePoliticsGreek Politics
With the wildfires which burned through the northeast suburbs of Athens extinguished, the political recriminations have begun. The government is claiming success, but opposition parties are accusing the New Democracy administration of arrogance and misplaced priorities