Tsipras claims EU vote will be close as SYRIZA looks for boost from relief measuresPoliticsGreek Politics
MPs are due to vote on Tuesday evening for the package of “positive measures” submitted to Parliament on Monday by the government, which hopes that the relief measures will provide SYRIZA with a boost ahead of the May 26 European and local elections.
Tsipras, Mitsotakis tone down personal attacks but intensify clash over policiesPoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis was in no mood to give Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras any respite after he got through another confidence vote on Friday.
Confidence vote due amid toxic atmosphere, narrowing of opposition poll leadPoliticsGreek Politics
The confidence vote called by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is due to take place late on Friday after the conclusion of a three-day debate that has poisoned the atmosphere in Greek politics further as tensions rise ahead of the European and local elections on May 26.
Tsipras, Mitsotakis cast gloves aside as pre-election fight gets personalPoliticsGreek Politics
The political battle ahead of the European and local election on May 26 has taken a bitter, personal twist as SYRIZA and New Democracy fight it out for the support of voters.
Tsipras set to unveil tax cuts as MPs prepare for confidence votePoliticsGreek Politics
The stage is set for a political showdown between the government and New Democracy ahead of the May 26 European and local elections after the opposition party submitted a censure motion regarding Alternate Health Minister Pavlos Polakis, which the government turned into a confidence vote in the whole cabinet.
Mitsotakis attempts to outmanoeuvre Tsipras over lower tax-free thresholdPoliticsGreek Politics
As the government gauges the reaction of the European institutions to the tax relief measures it is planning to unveil in the coming days, New Democracy is attempting to outmanoeuvre SYRIZA over the pre-legislated reduction of the tax-free threshold.
Tsipras on the spot again following minister's latest outburstPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has again been forced to back his controversial Alternate Health Minister Pavlos Polakis, who New Democracy sees as a weak link in the government due to his outbursts.
Tsipras, Mitsotakis step up rhetoric ahead of EU vote as polls show little changePoliticsGreek Politics
Campaigning for the May 26 European Parliament elections continues apace as a new opinion poll shows New Democracy having a sizeable lead but not increasing the gap over SYRIZA.
Tsipras leads the line as New Democracy has victory and majority in its sightsPoliticsGreek Politics
Alexis Tsipras is taking on an ever-more prominent role in SYRIZA’s campaign ahead of the European Parliament elections as a new opinion polls suggests the leftists are closing the gap on New Democracy, which is still on course to win the May 26 ballot and the national vote later this year.
Mitsotakis seeks inspiration from Cyprus as SYRIZA faces domestic mirePoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis help up Cyprus as an example that Greece should follow in the coming years in order to achieve a higher rate of growth.