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.
New Democracy and SYRIZA draw battle lines for European electionsPoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy and SYRIZA, the two parties that will contest first place in the European Parliament elections on May 25, have announced their candidates and set out their campaign strategies for the crucial electoral race.
Goalposts shift as European elections near and SYRIZA cements leadPoliticsGreek Politics
A look at recent opinion polls would tell you that the Greek government is under pressure going into the local and European Parliament elections in May but New Democracy and PASOK’s anxiety is also evident from the fact that the two parties are altering the rules ahead of the European vote in the hope they will reap the rewards.
Greece could still leave euro, says Simitis, PM who engineered entryPoliticsGreek Politics
The threat of “Grexit” was supposed to have disappeared in 2013 but the man who led Greece into the euro, ex-Prime Minister Costas Simitis, believes that a departure from the single currency should not be ruled out.
SYRIZA's left wing sticks to belief Greece should leave euroPoliticsGreek Politics
The challenge SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras faces in balancing his effort to prepare his party for power while taming or satisfying its more radical elements has been emphasised again after the group’s left wing rekindled the debate about Greece leaving the euro.
In clearest statement yet, Tsipras says he'd keep euroPoliticsGreek Politics
SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras has attempted to clear up any doubts – at least outside of the country – about whether he favours Greece remaining in the euro. Speaking at the University of Texas on Monday, he made it clear that he believes it would be more damaging for Greece to leave the single currency than to remain in the euro.