Internal party rivalries prove a hassle for Mitsotakis and TsiprasPoliticsGreek Politics
Following his return from talks with French President Emmanuel Macron and European Council President Charles Michel in Paris and Brussels on Wednesday, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis chaired a cabinet meeting in Athens on Thursday.
ND under attack from all sides over handling of football wranglePoliticsGreek Politics
The government is trying to avoid tying itself up in knots after coming under attack from all sides on Wednesday, when it passed an amendment that ensures two football clubs from northern Greece will not be relegated despite an independent commission recommending that they be expelled from the Super League.
ND vies for more support on migration, gets tangled up in football controversyPoliticsGreek Politics
Migration was in the spotlight again on Tuesday, soon after the government received another reminder about the high level of dissatisfaction among voters about the way the issue is being addressed by New Democracy.
PM takes to stage in Davos as migration worries persist at homePoliticsGreek Politics
As Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis took to the international stage in Davos, the now familiar problem of dealing with refugee flows was troubling his government back home.
PM brings law and order back onto agenda as foreign policy issues dominatePoliticsGreek Politics
Foreign policy issues have been dominating the domestic political agenda in Greece over the past few days, although the government has tried to shift focus back to internal matters via its law and order agenda.
PM trails switch in tax cuts, admits misstep in approach to migrationPoliticsGreek Politics
The interview Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis gave to Alpha TV on Thursday night was dominated by foreign policy issues but also included some new insight into the government’s fiscal plans for this year.
Mitsotakis eyes multiple benefits after nominating top judge to be first female presidentPoliticsGreek Politics
Kyriakos Mitsotakis has named Council of State president Katerina Sakellaropoulou as his party’s candidate to become Greece’s first female head of state in a move that counters recent criticism about the lack of women in his cabinet and puts pressure on his political rivals to back New Democracy’s proposal.
ND's electoral bill put before MPs as PM mulls options for presidentPoliticsGreek Politics
MPs are due to begin debating on Wednesday the government’s proposed change to the electoral law, which is highly unlikely to gain the necessary level of support to avoid Greece’s next general election being held under the proportional representation system.
Mitsotakis sets out economic goals for 2020 as govt vies for extra fiscal spacePoliticsGreek Politics
Speaking to business leaders on Monday, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis set out his government’s economic priorities for the year, reiterating New Democracy’s determination to create more fiscal space for tax cuts, a move that will also depend on the acquiescence of Greece’s lenders.
PM gets no change out of opposition leaders on US trip, electoral lawPoliticsGreek Politics
Fresh from his trip to Washington, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with opposition leaders on Friday and was reminded that he would not have an easy ride from his political rivals over plans for closer defence cooperation with the US and his bid to change the electoral law.