PM puts cost-of-living crisis front and centre in dry run for election campaignPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis held on Monday the first of what are expected to be a series of press conferences before the next elections, addressing the economy and cost-of-living crisis before moving on to other subjects.
Rise of fringe party complicates election arithmeticPoliticsGreek Politics
Amid a deepening constitutional dispute related to the surveillance scandal, a new opinion poll has given the ruling New Democracy party even more cause for concern ahead of this year’s elections.
ND's lead narrows but PM's election hopes still alivePoliticsGreek Politics
In its first survey of the year for Alpha TV, Alco indicated that support for New Democracy has edged back up after dipping towards the end of 2022. According to the opinion poll, 31 pct of respondents say they intend to back the conservatives, up from 30.3 pct in the previous sounding.
Constitutional row follows political storm over prosecutor's intervention in surveillance probePoliticsGreek Politics
In the latest twist in the surveillance affair, a controversial opinion by Greece's top prosecutor has come under sustained attack by opposition parties and constitutional experts.
Government in firefighting mode as opposition seizes on sleaze and shortagesPoliticsGreek Politics
The start of the parliamentary season finds the government fighting fires on several fronts, while denying accusations from the opposition that it is exploiting sensitive issues for political gain on the road to elections.
Election date seen hanging in balance as PM weighs pros and consPoliticsGreek Politics
Until Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announces the date of the elections this year, speculation will only intensify about the day on which Greeks will head to the polls, with a number of factors weighing on the PM’s decision.
PM signals April elections as MP at centre of latest sleaze scandal resignsPoliticsGreek Politics
At the new year’s first cabinet meeting, PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis gave the strongest signal yet that he does not plan to call elections before April.
PM adds minimum wage hike to pre-election promises, with hints of more to comePoliticsGreek Politics
The turn of the year gave Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis an opportunity to reinforce the message that the government will continue to provide relief for hard-pressed households, as elections loom ever closer on the horizon.
ND paves way to spring elections with relief measures amid SYRIZA objectionsPoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy’s approach to dealing with the cost-of-living crisis continues to be questioned by the opposition. Wednesday’s vote over the latest measure, the so-called “Market Pass”, saw SYRIZA accusing the conservatives of duping the public and favouring powerful business interests.
Athens hopeful of progress on sea delimitation differences with Albania after FM visitPoliticsForeign Policy
Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias’s mini tour of the Western Balkans this week appears to have had a positive impact.