PM tries to contain Covid confusion as protests on education and lockdowns intensifyPoliticsGreek Politics
After a rough start to the week, which saw a cacophony of statements by government ministers and experts culminate in the announcement of a strict lockdown on Athens, PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis gave an extended interview to Skai TV’s evening news in which he sought to put his government’s messaging back on track.
PM tightens lockdown, braces for economic and political impactPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Tuesday that a stricter lockdown will be imposed from Thursday in Attica as Greece tries to avoid a new, damaging wave of coronavirus.
Govt's management of Covid-19 response challenged again after latest measures, PM’s tripPoliticsGreek Politics
The image of competence and sensible management of the coronavirus crisis which the Greek government has been trying to project since the early days of the crisis took a major hit over the past few days.
Uptick in Covid-19 cases prompts caution as govt prepares to tackle pension backlogPoliticsGreek Politics
The government is set to brief opposition parties on Wednesday about the latest developments on the Covid-19 front following a new rise in cases that is causing concern among officials and health experts.
PM hopes for return to normality by summer, but vaccine progress remains slowPoliticsGreek Politics
Against the odds, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has expressed his optimism that an acceleration in Covid-19 vaccinations could make a return to normality possible in time for summer.
Vaccination rate starts to rise as further lockdown relaxation examinedPoliticsGreek Politics
The government was poised on Friday to announce the next step in the easing of the latest lockdown, although the main point of political contention at the end of this week was a proposal regarding public gatherings and protests.
Vote on territorial waters puts PM's stance in spotlightPoliticsGreek Politics
The Greek Parliament approved on Wednesday the extension of the country’s territorial waters in the Ionian Sea to 12 nautical miles by a massive majority of 284.
PM reins in rush to re-open economy as vaccines proceed slowlyPoliticsGreek Politics
Amid speculation that ski resorts and the food service sector could be the next to see a relaxation of the current Covid-19 restrictions, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis intervened on Wednesday to suggest that the government’s next goal is to re-open secondary schools rather than other sectors of the economy.
ND holds on to large poll lead despite growing public dissatisfactionPoliticsGreek Politics
Two recent opinion polls confirm the political dominance of Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his New Democracy government amidst the pandemic and the tense relations with Turkey.
PM dismisses possibility of snap elections, sets out vaccine flowPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has dismissed speculation that he is considering calling snap elections later this year and has indicated that Greece’s latest lockdown is likely to be relaxed in the coming days.