Covid-19 fears start to wane as concerns about economic impact growPoliticsGreek Politics
The government continues to enjoy strong backing for its handling of the Covid-19 challenge, although concern about the economic impact of the crisis is growing as the public health concerns wane.
ND passes major environmental bill against accusations of railroadingPoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy’s environmental bill passed this week with all 158 votes from the governing majority, after a stormy debate in parliament and a last-minute mobilisation by environmental and civil society groups.
Govt faces pushback from food service sector over re-opening rulesPoliticsGreek Politics
The first major incident of social unrest since Greece’s lockdown was imposed in March, and then relaxed on Monday, occurred on Tuesday night. It came as the government faces pressure from restaurant and café owners to relax restrictions so they can save their businesses.
Govt looks for formula to re-start tourism as calls intensify for support of entertainment sectorPoliticsGreek Politics
The Greek government, representatives of the tourism industry and state health authorities are accelerating their planning with a view to rescuing what is left of the summer tourist season from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Government extends pandemic support package amid opposition criticismPoliticsGreek Politics
Greek political leaders returned to Parliament on Thursday to debate the national response to the pandemic.
PM presents roadmap for relaxing lockdown, highlights political messages from handling of Covid-19PoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has announced the gradual relaxation of the lockdown that has been in place in Greece since March, highlighting that after suppressing Covid-19 the country’s next challenge is to ensure that the virus does not resurface in large numbers as restrictions are lifted.
Mitsotakis to set out lockdown relaxation plan as ND scales back economic supportPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is due to announce on Tuesday the relaxation of the lockdown that has been in place since March, marking the first steps for Greece towards returning to something resembling normality.
Primary residences back in focus as Athens waits for recovery fund decisionPoliticsGreek Politics
Following another European Council teleconference during which no concrete decisions were reached regarding the coronavirus recovery fund, there is growing attention on the primary residence protection scheme, which is due to expire soon.
As plan to ease lockdown progresses, politics turns to non-coronavirus issuesPoliticsGreek Politics
The government is forging ahead with its plans to relax the lockdown and a semblance of normality is returning to Greek politics, with issues other than Covid-19 now being addressed.
Govt examines how to ease out of lockdown as PM rules out snap electionsPoliticsGreek Politics
The government is expected to announce in the coming days its plans for relaxing the lockdown rules after seeming to have navigated through the Easter weekend in Greece without any notable signs of civil disobedience.