Govt rebuffs uncomfortable reports on money laundering, unpaid contributionsPoliticsGreek Politics
The government has been put on the defensive as a result of a couple of reports in the international media, while Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has had to step up efforts to improve North Macedonia’s chances of being allowed to start its European Union accession process, a far cry from New Democracy’s fierce opposition to the Prespes Agreement just months ago.
Xi's visit carries promise of closer Sino-Greek political, economic tiesPoliticsGreek Politics
The visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Athens led to the signing of wide-ranging agreements on Monday, a move the Greek government hopes will mark the start of a new era in relations with Beijing.
Mitsotakis shifts focus to tax plan, investment, law and orderPoliticsGreek Politics
After facing several days of consistent pressure over the refugee issue, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is attempting to shift the political debate to matters where he believes New Democracy has a stronger footing: Investment, tax relief and law and order.
Mitsotakis aims to cultivate Chinese investment, trade opportunitiesPoliticsGreek Politics
An extended trip to China has provided Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis with the opportunity to promote the new government’s approach to potential investors, while also talking up the potential for Greek companies to do business in Asia.
Asylum bill passes as SYRIZA turns up heat on MitsotakisPoliticsGreek Politics
The government’s attempt to overhaul Greece’s asylum system with the main aim of speeding up the returns of those not eligible for protection has been approved by Parliament but continues to stoke political controversy.
ND looks to asylum bill, strong rhetoric to ease pressure from migration flowsPoliticsGreek Politics
MPs have begun debating the government’s proposal for an overhaul of Greece’s asylum laws, which New Democracy sees as an important step towards facilitating the return of arrivals who are not eligible for protection and thereby easing the pressure on Greek islands and authorities in general.
ND unveils migration bill seeking to tighten up asylum process, speed up returnsPoliticsGreek Politics
The government is seeking to overhaul Greece’s asylum procedure with the aim of tightening up the process and producing quicker decisions as well as faster returns of migrants who are not eligible for protection.
Mitsotakis promotes constructive role as talks over electoral process continuePoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has highlighted his willingness to compromise with the opposition parties over voting rights for diaspora Greeks in a bid to advertise his moderate style as well as to settle the longstanding electoral loose end.
Mitsotakis eyes Christmas handout, tries to rally support for diaspora vote proposalPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis pledged on Thursday that his government would use any extra fiscal space at the end of the year “to support the weakest” in Greek society.
Despite ongoing budget talks, ND eyes more relief measures in coming monthsPoliticsGreek Politics
Even though negotiations between Athens and the institutions regarding next year’s budget, and the potential fiscal gap, are continuing, New Democracy is targeting more relief measures this year and in 2020.