Primary surplus targets become part of main political agenda ahead of electionsPoliticsGreek Politics
The issue of Greece’s primary surplus targets has come back into the country’s political debate after New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis renewed his vow to try to lower the fiscal goals if he comes to power.
SYRIZA and ND battle over centre ground with different methods, aimsPoliticsGreek Politics
SYRIZA and New Democracy are both trying to make an impression on voters that would position themselves on the centre or centre-left of the political spectrum, although the methods being used by two parties are different.
Minister's actions put PM on the spot as politicians' loans stir controversyPoliticsGreek Politics
The government is facing fresh accusations of interfering in Greece’s institutions after Alternate Health Minister Pavlos Polakis apparently recorded a telephone conversation with Bank of Greece governor Yannis Stournaras and published the supposed transcript of their conversation.
Gains and losses for all sides from vote on constitutional changesPoliticsGreek Politics
Thursday’s vote on the proposals put forward by the government and the opposition for changes to the Greek Constitution proved to be a mixed bag for SYRIZA and New Democracy.
SYRIZA and ND shadow box over next presidential electionPoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy denied on Thursday that it has any plans to propose former socialist prime minister Kostas Simitis or ex-PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos as future presidential candidates amid a clash with SYRIZA over how to decouple the appointment of the next head of state from possible snap elections.
SYRIZA's move to aid small parties puts spotlight on Kammenos leveragePoliticsGreek Politics
SYRIZA has indicated that it is willing to do a favour to its former coalition partner, Independent Greeks (ANEL), whose parliamentary group is close to the point of no longer being recognised.
New Democracy counters SYRIZA's offensive, unveils renewal effortPoliticsGreek Politics
After the government’s charm offensive in the wake of the Prespes Agreement, centred on the increase to the minimum wage and the bond issue, New Democracy is attempting to wrestle back the initiative as it begins to announce its list of candidates for the next elections.
Name deal approved as Tsipras and Mitsotakis look ahead to political impactPoliticsGreek Politics
The Prespes Agreement, which aims to settle an almost 30-year dispute between Athens and Skopje by leading to Greece’s neighbour to change its name to North Macedonia, was approved by Greek Parliament on Friday.
Tsipras set to secure support for name deal after delay to votePoliticsGreek Politics
The vote on the Prespes Agreement is due to take place at around 14.30 on Friday after extra time was allowed on Thursday because of the high number of MPs who had asked to speak during the debate.
MPs prepare to vote on name deal, although delays are possiblePoliticsGreek Politics
The debate on the Prespes Agreement began in Greek Parliament on Wednesday, with New Democracy pondering whether to delay the procedure by submitting a censure motion.