Greece voices support for Ukraine as govt counts cost of war's impact on economy, public financesPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has made it clear that politically his government will stand with the European Union and NATO over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as his ministers scramble to find ways of mitigating the economic impact of the war.
Athens stands with EU on Ukraine, waits for West's reaction to RussiaPoliticsForeign Policy
Athens condemns any revisionism and threat against the territorial integrity of any country – this was the message from Athens shortly before Russia began its attack on Ukraine on Thursday.
High prices top list of political concerns as dissatisfaction bubbles under surfacePoliticsGreek Politics
In another indication of how much the cost of living crisis is worrying the government, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with representatives of the retail sector on Tuesday afternoon to discuss ways of containing price hikes.
Government focusses on security of energy supplies in light of Ukraine escalationPoliticsGreek Politics
The escalating crisis in Ukraine has prompted a high-level review of the security of Greece’s energy supplies, with concerns about access routes to natural gas now added to the existing challenge posed by high prices.
Govt unveils new round of energy subsidies as fiscal space narrows significantlyPoliticsGreek Politics
The government announced on Wednesday the latest round of subsidies for electricity bills as the opposition upped the pressure on ministers over the cost of living crisis, knowing that New Democracy is an increasingly tight spot over the issue due to the limited fiscal space available.
Athens ponders US scepticism about EastMed gas pipelinePoliticsForeign Policy
Athens was left confused and concerned by a non-paper sent by Washington that casts doubt on the future of the East Med natural gas pipeline.
Govt offers more energy subsidies in Jan to cushion impact of high pricesPoliticsGreek Politics
The government attempted on Friday to address one of its major policy concerns at the start of 2022, offering broader subsidies for rising energy bills in the hope that it will not suffer politically from the impact inflation is having on Greek households.
Govt readies targeted support for energy bills in bid to contain cost of living crisisPoliticsGreek Politics
High energy prices continue to challenge the government’s fiscal planning going into the new year, as it works towards putting in place targeted measures to ease the pressure on households and small businesses.
Govt searches budget for space to adopt more Covid and energy reliefPoliticsGreek Politics
New Covid restrictions combined with the continuing energy crisis are forcing the government to prepare a new round of support measures for businesses and households in the new year, which may well extend beyond the provisions made in the budget.
From the National Energy and Climate Plan to COP26: What has Greek climate policy learned?
A lot has happened in the two years since Kyriakos Mitsotakis, freshly elected as Greek PM, took to the stage at the UN General Assembly in 2019 to launch “a new, ambitious, national strategy on energy and climate change” for Greece, a strategy which was outlined and quantified in the National Energy and Climate Plan adopted a few months later.