Stepping up search for alliances, Tsipras welcomes Euro-Med leadersPoliticsGreek Politics
Before he devotes full attention to the domestic audience, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is hoping to enhance his standing outside Greece by strengthening ties with the Southern European leaders that are due in Athens on Friday for a summit called by the Greek premier.
Government distances itself from ELSTAT case as European Commission wades inPoliticsGreek Politics
The government attempted on Wednesday to distance itself from the controversy surrounding the latest prosecution of the former head of the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT), Andreas Georgiou, over Greece’s 2009 deficit figure.
Greece sets up working group to monitor implications of BrexitPoliticsForeign Policy
The Greek Foreign Ministry has decided to monitor closely European developments linked to the result of the UK referendum so Athens can be prepared for the developments leading up to, and following, the UK’s possible departure from the EU.
Tsipras aims for new alliances and EU changes after BrexitPoliticsForeign Policy
Greece is hoping that the uncertainty surrounding the UK’s future relationship with the EU will clear up relatively swiftly but it is not at the forefront of the group of countries that are calling for the British government to initiate Article 50 as soon as possible.
Tsipras gauges EU mood on Brexit as gov't strives for support on change to electoral systemPoliticsForeign Policy
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras headed to Brussels on Tuesday for the first European Council since the referendum in the UK but attention at home was still on the government’s plans to change the electoral law.
After Brexit vote, Tsipras stresses need for political response to EU shortcomingsPoliticsForeign Policy
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras chose a rather political response to the result of the UK referendum on Friday, highlighting the European Union’s failings and calling for progressive forces in the EU to make more of an impact on the decision-making process.
Coalition ministers, MPs wrestle with implications of Eurogroup agreementPoliticsGreek Politics
The Greek government has begun the process of digesting this weeks’ Eurogroup agreement, which failed to live up to Athens’s hopes for debt relief and left the coalition with some more work to do before the disbursement of the next loan tranche can take place.
Tsipras upbeat after vote, Eurogroup but deal details may still present problemsPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has been in fan upbeat mood this week following the successful parliamentary vote on Sunday and the positive noises coming from the Eurogroup on Monday.
Greece and lenders edge closer at Eurogroup but standby measures, debt relief not resolved yetPoliticsGreek Politics
Greece and its creditors appeared to move a step closer on Monday to an agreement that would conclude the bailout review but questions remain about the details of some aspects of the potential deal.
Tsipras gets full support in pension and income tax vote, moves on to EurogroupPoliticsGreek Politics
Greek Parliament passed the pension and income tax reform bill entailing 2 percent of GDP in fiscal measures needed to lead to the completion of the first bailout, with all 153 of the government’s MPs backing the legislation.