Evia flooding reopens government's summer woundsPoliticsGreek Politics
Flooding on the island of Evia over the weekend indicates that the government has not yet been able to put behind it the fallout from this summer’s wildfires, which cost New Democracy and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis some points in the opinion polls that have been published since September.
France defence pact secures strong backing despite questions over finances, motivesPoliticsGreek Politics
Greece’s defence agreement with France, including the purchase of at least three warships, received strong approval in Greek Parliament on Thursday despite becoming a point of contention between the government and main opposition.
Ousting of govt MP brings to fore leadership unease, angst over far rightPoliticsGreek Politics
After a string of incidents involving controversial MP Konstantinos Bogdanos, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has ousted the deputy from New Democracy’s parliamentary group, reducing the government’s majority to a still-comfortable seven seats.
Support for ND and PM ebbs, but SYRIZA still flounderingPoliticsGreek Politics
A new opinion poll published on Thursday is the latest to show a significant drop in the support for the centre-right government and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis over the past few months, but with none of this translating into a direct benefit for the main opposition party, SYRIZA
KINAL launches leadership contest to settle internal disquiet ahead of electionsPoliticsGreek Politics
As Greece’s main political parties gear up for what is widely seen as an extended election campaign, centre-left KINAL, currently third in the polls, has announced the dates for its leadership elections in December.
PM presents warship, mutual defence deal with France as game changerPoliticsGreek Politics
The media spotlight on Tuesday fell on the agreement between Greece and France for Athens to buy French-made warships in what is being presented by the Greek government as a revamping of the country’s geopolitical standing, not just its defence capabilities.
After travels, domestic issues and party scepticism await MitsotakisPoliticsGreek Politics
Following his trip to New York last week, and to Paris this Monday, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is preparing to turn his focus to domestic issues this week, with the continuing rollout of pandemic relief measures and efforts to mitigate inflation among his government’s most immediate priorities.
Rival economic plans leave voters unimpressed amid uncertainty over new Covid surgePoliticsGreek Politics
The first polls conducted after government and opposition set out their stalls at the Thessaloniki International Fair give New Democracy and Kyriakos Mitsotakis a slight edge for their pledges on the economy over SYRIZA and Alexis Tsipras.
Food delivery boycott prompts SYRIZA to argue against labour deregulationPoliticsGreek Politics
Opposition leader Alexis Tsipras has seized upon the recent controversy surrounding a popular food delivery platform to highlight what he sees as opportunities for abusive workplace practices offered by the government’s recently enacted labour law.
Tsipras looks for fresh start as Mitsotakis holds election cardsPoliticsGreek Politics
Alexis Tsipras unveiled his own package of proposed voter-friendly measures at the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) over the weekend, a week after Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis outlined a set of interventions worth 3.5 billion euros.