Govt lines up strike legislation to follow brief pause after budget votePoliticsGreek Politics
Wednesday night’s budget vote is likely to wrap up the conservative government’s economic business for the year, although there is some speculation that Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis might try to squeeze in some more handouts before 2019 is over.
Ankara tension tops govt agenda, overshadowing social dividend and primary residencesPoliticsGreek Politics
Diplomatic issues are expected to continue to be at the top of the government’s agenda this week after it wrapped up on Friday the latest tax legislation and announced the details of this year’s social dividend.
Scrutiny of govt, PM prompts deputy minister to quitPoliticsGreek Politics
The government lost its first member on Thursday although the resignation was somewhat obscured by the focus on foreign policy issues after the meeting between Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the sidelines of the NATO summit in the UK on Wednesday.
Speculation about snap elections in 2020 refuses to die downPoliticsGreek Politics
There has been persistent speculation in Greece over the last few weeks about possible snap elections next year, although the government has denied this is a possibility.
Turkey's move in Mediterranean puts Mitsotakis under pressure domesticallyPoliticsGreek Politics
Foreign policy concerns have moved to the top of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s agenda as he travels to London for the NATO summit and other meetings.
PM outlines social dividend plans as Tsipras points way for SYRIZAPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Sunday how this year’s excess primary surplus will be spread out, overshadowing much of New Democracy’s congress and an apparent break from the party ranks by former conservative leader Antonis Samaras.
ND and SYRIZA set aside social dividend talk to focus on internal issuesPoliticsGreek Politics
Amid incessant speculation about what kind of excess surplus the government will share out and who it will go to, New Democracy and SYRIZA are diverting some of their attention to internal party matters as well.
PM aims to maintain pace of economic reforms as public worries about migrationPoliticsGreek Politics
The tax bill submitted to Parliament this week, the pension bill due in the coming days and the draft legislation for the overhaul of the Public Power Corporation (PPC) topped the agenda of Thursday’s cabinet meeting, where Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis urged his ministers to keep up the pace set since New Democracy came to power in July.
Constitution tweaked, consensus sought for Greek diaspora vote and next presidentPoliticsGreek Politics
MPs approved nine changes to Greece’s constitution on Monday, the most notable of which was decoupling the election of the country’s president from the possibility of snap general elections.
MPs gear up for action as To Potami calls it a day and PASOK wobblesPoliticsGreek Politics
A busy week of parliamentary activity begins on Monday with the vote on the constitutional revision, although attention will quickly move to the government’s second tax bill, which is due to be tabled in the coming days.