Govt faces fallout from hospital vaccine mandate, as school opening poses fresh challengesPoliticsGreek Politics
The vaccination mandate for hospital staff came into effect on Wednesday, resulting in thousands of temporary suspension notices for unvaccinated workers.
About-turn over ministry post undermines impact of PM's reshufflePoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s attempt to send a message of renewal via Tuesday’s cabinet reshuffle stumbled at the first hurdle after the would-be head of the newly created Civil Protection Ministry, former admiral Evangelos Apostolakis, turned down the position.
Opposition to vaccines hardens, revealing deep rift in public attitudesPoliticsGreek Politics
Low vaccination rates are emerging as an intractable issue for the Greek health authorities, as the return of holidaymakers and the start of the school year are expected to lead to a new surge in Covid-19 cases and hospitalisations.
PM removes under-fire ministers from posts in late-summer reshufflePoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis decided to remove some of his key ministers from the firing line on Tuesday as part of a cabinet reshuffle, while also creating a new ministry to oversee civil protection in the wake of the pandemic and wildfire challenges.
PM expected to reshuffle cabinet in bid to leave wildfire damage behindPoliticsGreek Politics
It is widely expected that Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will conduct a cabinet reshuffle in the coming days, hoping to draw a line under a challenging summer for his government.
University exam results stir political differences as entrance numbers dropPoliticsGreek Politics
A row erupted between the government and the opposition on Friday as the results of university entrance exams were published, revealing that the number of students going into tertiary education will fall by more than 20 pct this year.
Leaders' debate over wildfires puts spotlight on govt credibilityPoliticsGreek Politics
In the first party leaders’ debate of the new political season, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis mounted a defence of his government’s response to this summer’s forest fires, arguing that limited mistakes were made and that efforts are already underway to repair the damage and improve Greece’s capability to deal with such challenges.
After impact of fires, PM tweaks team, with focus on communicationPoliticsGreek Politics
After facing journalists on Thursday to defend his government’s handling of the recent wildfires, as well as its overall record, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Friday a small shake-up in some key posts, mostly related to the team around him.
Mitsotakis faces press in attempt to defuse criticism over wildfire handlingPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis gave an extended press conference on Thursday as part of what is seen as a concerted effort by the government to address the criticism it has faced over the management of the catastrophic forest fires of the prior week.
Govt sets out fire compensation scheme in first step to overcome destructionPoliticsGreek Politics
The government has set out a three-step process for helping the fire-stricken areas of Greece recover from this summer’s devastating wildfires, starting with an immediate compensation programme that New Democracy hopes will help it deflect some of the criticism regarding the response to the blazes, particularly in Evia.