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.
SYRIZA sees opportunity in tepid response to govt initiatives, PM's cosseting of right wingPoliticsGreek Politics
SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras is due to take his turn speaking at the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) this weekend in what increasingly looks like a pre-cursor to a full-blown election campaign.
ND eyes more tax relief as early elections come into playPoliticsGreek Politics
Despite presenting a package of almost 3.5 billion euros worth of relief measures at the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF), the government might have more measures in store – only adding to the growing feeling that New Democracy is gearing up for an early election contest.
Opposition questions true scale of PM's handouts, as speculation grows about snap pollsPoliticsGreek Politics
Opposition parties have been picking holes in New Democracy’s economic programme, which Finance Minister Christos Staikouras detailed on Monday following the prime minister’s address at the Thessaloniki International Fair.