Vaccines provide govt with hope of pandemic exit as labour reform battle gathers pacePoliticsGreek Politics
Greece was expected to hit 3 million vaccinations in total on Wednesday as the government prepared to announce the scrapping on restrictions to movement after Orthodox Easter this weekend.
PM targets middle class voters as he eyes return to normalityPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis made it clear over the weekend that as Greece gradually comes out of a six-month lockdown, New Democracy’s aim is to reconnect with middle class voters, who formed the party’s main target group ahead of the 2019 elections.
Mitsotakis attempts to clarify plans for post-Easter reopeningPoliticsGreek Politics
After several weeks of speculation, the Greek government has given more clarity on its plans for reopening the economy and travel, with the aim of what the prime minister described as “a summer of greater freedom and prosperity”.
Mitsotakis defends pandemic handling, denies snap election plansPoliticsGreek Politics
As opposition criticism mounts on all fronts, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has offered a defence of his government’s handling of the pandemic and the economy, while seeking one more time to dispel rumours of early elections.
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.