Tsipras launches attack on New Democracy as reactions to lockdown mountPoliticsGreek Politics
As the government faces growing discontent with lockdown measures, opposition leader Alexis Tsipras has gone on the offensive, attempting to highlight New Democracy’s failings and stake out his party’s position on a number of critical issues.
Amid virus gloom, govt lines up support for catering and targets swift upturnPoliticsGreek Politics
A ramping up of Covid-19 vaccines and self-tests will help Greece emerge quickly from the grips of the pandemic, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis argued on Friday as the virus continues to pound the country’s health system.
PM trails national recovery plan ahead, talks up growth prospectsPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis attempted a change of gear at the start of this week, by turning the cabinet’s attention from the troubling epidemiological situation and the strain on public finances, to the post-Covid recovery.
EU digital certificate seen as boost for tourism against backdrop of worsening pandemicPoliticsGreek Politics
The European Commission’s decision to back the issuance of so-called “Digital Green Certificates” for travel has been welcomed by PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis as a potential boost for Greek tourism.
Govt unveils new Covid support measures amid growing public anxietyPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Thursday the continuation of economic support measures through April, as the persistence of Covid-19 infection rates raises the likelihood of another extension to the lockdown.
New political clash over police violence, but ND seems unperturbedPoliticsGreek Politics
Not for the first time since coming to power in the summer of 2019, the New Democracy government is being forced to defend itself against accusations that it is allowing the police a wide berth to use violence against citizens.
Starkly different solutions presented as govt nears lockdown decision pointPoliticsGreek Politics
As Greece’s Covid-19 statistics show no signs of improvement, the government in Athens is reaching a decision point on both the nature and the duration of its lockdown measures.
Govt counts fiscal cost as Greece heads for lockdown extensionPoliticsGreek Politics
The government is expected to announce the extension of the stricter lockdown in place in Attica and other parts of Greece for at least one more week due to the persistently high number of Covid-19 cases and the pressure on the national health system.
Mitsotakis defends #MeToo response amid acrimonious debatePoliticsGreek Politics
As the government becomes more deeply mired in accusations of covering up sex abuse in public institutions, PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis invited political leaders to debate the “quality of public dialogue” in a special session of Parliament on Thursday.
PM aims to press ahead with reform agenda in face of scandals and pandemicPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will be looking to rally his cabinet around the government’s reform agenda, as New Democracy battles an unfolding sex scandal, on top of worsening economic data and growing lockdown fatigue.