Tsipras sticks to pre-election pledges as eurozone negotiations loomPoliticsGreek Politics
Despite expectations that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras would moderate his goals when announcing his government’s policy programme in Parliament on Sunday, the Greek leader’s stuck almost rigidly to his pre-election pledges, many of which run counter to the policies that the country’s lenders would like to see.
This is the deal Greece will go in search of at Wednesday's sceptical EurogroupPoliticsGreek Politics
There seems to be some unnecessary confusion surrounding what position Greece will take at the extra Eurogroup meeting on Wednesday, February 11.
After rocky start, some political backing for SYRIZA but ECB holds keyPoliticsGreek Politics
After a troubling first few days in office, the new Greek government appeared to get a better grip on the tough situation it finds itself in but also revealed that it is totally reliant on the European Central Bank’s support if it is to achieve its goal of reaching a new settlement with the eurozone.
Top SYRIZA officials hint at path to compromise with eurozonePoliticsGreek Politics
As opinion polls show support for SYRIZA growing and the leftists edging towards a parliamentary majority, so the comments coming from the party’s leading officials have shifted towards a more conciliatory approach towards Greece’s lenders.
Tsipras bolsters ties with Europe’s rising leftists but also looks beyondPoliticsGreek Politics
For the last couple of years, SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras has described what seemed like a leftist pipedream: The uniting of left-wing political forces on the eurozone periphery. Now, he is at the forefront of trying to turn this into reality.
After ECB tests, it's back to troika review for Greek coalitionPoliticsGreek Politics
After Greek banks passed the European Central Bank’s comprehensive assessment, which alleviated previous concerns about the Hellenic Financial Stability Facility (HFSF) capital buffer of 11.4 billion euros remaining intact, the next key challenge for the government is the ongoing negotiations with the troika.
ECB results light up path for Greek coalition's bailout exit planPoliticsGreek Politics
After a series of knock-backs in recent weeks, the coalition received its first boost for some time on Sunday when the European Central Bank’s stress tests revealed that Greeks lenders could need as little as 18 million euros in new capital.
Athens pleased with Brussels appointments but new Commissioner faces big taskPoliticsGreek Politics
Positive news from Brussels has been somewhat of a rarity for Greece over the last few years but the government appears totally satisfied with the make-up of the new European Commission after it was confirmed on Wednesday that outgoing Defense Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos would take over the newly created portfolio of immigration and home affairs.
Coalition reaches compromise on candidate for European CommissionPoliticsGreek Politics
Greece has decided to nominate current Defense Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos as its representative for the new European Commission after he proved to be the most appropriate compromise candidate.
Local elections in Greece a precursor of European votePoliticsGreek Politics
The first round of Greece’s local elections on Sunday serves as a pre-cursor to the European Parliament polls a week later, when much clearer conclusions will be drawn about the country’s short-term political future.