Govt scurries for effective Covid-19 response as opposition finds more holes to pickPoliticsGreek Politics
The government announced on Monday a full two-week lockdown for the northern cities of Thessaloniki and Serres as part of the latest drive to stifle the coronavirus and prevent even graver healthcare and political problems.
Poor prospects for new version of Greek-Turkish 'earthquake diplomacy'PoliticsForeign Policy
The earthquake that struck Greece and Turkey last week was a reminder that whatever their geopolitical differences, the two countries share some geographical risks.
New bid to curb Covid-19 raises demand for more economic supportPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis was due to deliver another televised address on Friday to announce the government’s latest interventions aimed at limiting the spread of Covid-19.
Stricter Covid-19 measures on the way, as pressure grows for national lockdownPoliticsGreek Politics
Greece reported record high in daily infections and ICU usage on Wednesday, with 1,547 new cases and 108 patients intubated in ICUs. The new jump in infections prompted Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to announce a new month-long action plan to tackle the spread of the virus.
Censure motion voted down, prompting government and opposition to claim victoryPoliticsGreek Politics
The censure motion filed by SYRIZA against Finance Minister Christos Staikouras was voted down on Sunday, as expected, although the parliamentary debate that proceeded it gave both the government and opposition opportunities to claim moral victories.
SYRIZA ups stakes over bankruptcy code as govt faces embarrassment over missing GD bigwigPoliticsGreek Politics
There was little time to digest the latest measures to contain Covid-19 on Thursday as SYRIZA launched an attack on the government over the new bankruptcy code that was due to be voted through Parliament this week.
PM to announce new measures as second Covid wave gathers pacePoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is expected to make a televised address late on Thursday to announce new measures to combat the spread of Covid-19 in Greece, after a new spike in case numbers prompted fears of a dramatic escalation in the infection rate.
Govt examines stricter measures to rein in coronavirus as options dwindlePoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis chaired an emergency meeting on Tuesday evening to discuss the soaring number of Covid-19 cases in Greece and what more authorities can do to prevent the virus spreading in the community at such a pace.
PM unveils 50 more ICU beds as Covid-19 death toll passes 500PoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis inaugurated a new intensive care unit at a public hospital in Athens on Monday as the government steps up its efforts to respond to the coronavirus challenge.
Greece to press for EU sanctions roadmap on Turkey as domestic pressure buildsPoliticsGreek Politics
Two weeks after the emergency summit of EU leaders stopped short of issuing a warning to Turkey, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis returns to Brussels for the EU Council meeting determined to press for a tougher stance.