Parties vie for voters' attention as New Democracy prepares for congressPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was in Moscow to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday but at home, the government and opposition election machinery was picking up speed.
Scandal allegations playing growing role in path towards electionsPoliticsGreek Politics
As Greece moves towards the general elections that will take place next year the claims and counter-claims, from SYRIZA and New Democracy in particular, regarding scandals look set to intensify.
New Democracy increases pressure on potential supporters of Prespes AgreementPoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy kept up the pressure over the Macedonia name issue on Wednesday despite attempts by Skopje to row back from comments by Prime Minister Zoran Zaev which were interpreted by some as referring to a so-called “Macedonian” minority in Greece.
Mitsotakis on offensive over Macedonia name deal after Zaev commentsPoliticsGreek Politics
The Greek government found itself in an awkward position on Tuesday when New Democracy seized on unconfirmed comments by Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) Prime Minister Zoran Zaev regarding the use of the Macedonian language.
Mitsotakis treads carefully as pupils protest Macedonia name dealPoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis sought to distance his party from the recent spate of sit-ins and protests by school pupils, mostly in northern Greece, in relation to the Macedonia name issue.
Tsipras encounters obstacle in efforts to secure church dealPoliticsGreek Politics
The government’s efforts to reach a deal with the Church of Greece have become the subject of a political battle between SYRIZA and New Democracy, which have also been trading accusations over alleged corruption scandals.
Tsipras reaches settlement with church, aiming to subdue criticsPoliticsGreek Politics
In an unexpected move, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced on Tuesday evening that the government has reached an agreement with the Church of Greece to settle a series of differences between the church and state, some of which date back decades.
Mitsotakis responds to Tsipras challenge with proposals for broad changes to constitutionPoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis made it clear on Tuesday that his party intends to block the government’s efforts to revise Greece’s constitution if Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras limits the process to just the articles that he is interested in changing and not a broader overhaul.
Parties locked in tug of war over troubled universities
Opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis used a speech to educators late last month to attack the government’s policies on higher education and outline his own party’s agenda.
SYRIZA and ND at odds over proposals for changing constitutionPoliticsGreek Politics
The proposals made by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras regarding the revision of Greece’s constitution have had their desired effect in the sense that the political debate, as well as considerable media attention, has shifted to SYRIZA’s suggestions.