Government determined to push through hospital reforms in pre-election legislative sprintPoliticsGreek Politics
Hospital doctors and healthcare staff are striking over the latest raft of healthcare reforms tabled by the government. The New Democracy administration shows no signs of wavering on the unpopular legislation, keen to demonstrate in the final months of its term that it is delivering on its pledges.
Govt unveils spyware bill as it launches communications fightbackPoliticsGreek Politics
Hoping to swat away some of the criticism that has been aimed in its direction regarding the surveillance scandal, the government unveiled on Tuesday a draft law aimed at protecting privacy, which would also outlaw the sale and possession of spyware.
Scant recognition of energy crisis in draft climate law, but EU package may force tougher targetsPoliticsGreek Politics
Greece’s first climate law made its way to Parliament this week, with only minor changes in light of public consultation and the unfolding energy crisis. The legislation was tabled on the same day that the European Commission presented its REPowerEU package aimed at cutting dependence on Russian fossil fuels.
Police and protests at centre of political leaders' debatePoliticsGreek Politics
The recent arguments over police brutality and street violence were aired in Parliament on Friday as Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis sought to hit back at allegations that his government is allowing officers to act with impunity by proposing a range of measures to monitor and improve their behaviour.
Insolvency bill debate brings implementation challenges to the forePoliticsGreek Politics
A draft insolvency mega-bill is being debated in Parliament this week, following several months of drafting and a six-week consultation period.
The EU decision excluding nuclear and fossil fuels from the Just Transition FundLegal
On June 25, a note was issued by the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union to the Permanent Representatives Committee granting a partial mandate for negotiations with the European Parliament regarding the proposed Regulation establishing the Just Transition Fund (JTF).
ND forced to compromise over demonstration bill, feeding SYRIZA's claimsPoliticsGreek Politics
The government has been forced to make changes to the bill aimed at regulating street demonstrations after objections were raised by Parliament’s scientific committee, not just opposition parties.
Regulatory and legal challenges from the increased penetration of LNGLegal
The route to a successful energy transition requires developing strategies that aim towards the optimization and cost-effective use of energy resources and infrastructure.
Govt’s “zero tolerance” approach to violent protest provokes accusations of authoritarianismPoliticsGreek Politics
Government and opposition in Greece are once again facing off over law and order in universities, in a debate which ranges from civil rights to terrorism.
FDI, rather than tax cuts, holds key to stronger growth rates - studyEconomyFeatures
A study by IHS Markit which analysed the various growth policies and factors that could contribute to Greece’s future long-term economic growth found that raising foreign direct investment (FDI) is the most vital element.