Tsipras and Mitsotakis gear up for economy pledges, with eyes on fiscal targetsPoliticsGreek Politics
As Alexis Tsipras finalises his speech for the Thessaloniki Expo (DETH) on Saturday, his government is fending off accusations that the prime minister is preparing to make pre-election handouts and insists that any pledges made will be within the fiscal targets Greece has agreed with its lenders.
Mitsotakis plans cuts to pension contributions, aims to add private element to systemPoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis has set out some of the policies he plans to unveil at the Thessaloniki Expo in the coming days as the competition between the government and the opposition to win over voters gathers pace.
Coalition tweaks labour market, lines up more post-MoU changesPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is putting the finishing touches to the package of policy pledges he is due to make at the Thessaloniki Expo (DETH) on Saturday, but his government has already taken the first, partly symbolic, step in restoring workers’ rights.
Tax cuts set to lead package of post-MoU pledges by TsiprasPoliticsGreek Politics
Alexis Tsipras is preparing to play one of his final political cards ahead of the next elections by presenting a package of tax cuts and spending increases at the Thessaloniki Expo (DETH) this Saturday.
Tsipras to set out path for new cabinet as pension discussion loomsPoliticsGreek Politics
Alexis Tsipras will chair the first meeting of his new cabinet on Friday after conducting a reshuffle that was greeted with little enthusiasm within government ranks and derision among the opposition parties.
SYRIZA readies itself for election battle, Mitsotakis pledges pension overhaulPoliticsGreek Politics
A meeting of SYRIZA’s central committee on Monday is expected to clear the path for the cabinet reshuffle that has been expected over the last couple of weeks.
SYRIZA, New Democracy promote competing narratives after MoU exitPoliticsGreek Politics
As the government insists that it will not implement any further austerity measures, including suggestions that next year’s pension cuts will be avoided, New Democracy has joined the race to make attractive pledges to voters, saying it backs an increase in the minimum wage and that it has no plans to dismiss civil servants.
Under relentless pressure from opponents, Tsipras unveils plans for new crisis agencyPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras presented on Thursday the government’s plans for the overhaul of the civil protection authority, seen as one of the major weak points in the response to the Mati fire, which has now claimed 93 lives.
Coalition's attempt to defend handling of fatal blaze fails to stem criticismPoliticsGreek Politics
The government held a late-night news conference on Thursday in an attempt to respond to growing criticism about the way authorities dealt with the fire northeast of Athens that led to more than 80 deaths and amid growing calls for officials to resign.
Coalition focuses on relief effort after fires as Mitsotakis holds back on criticismPoliticsGreek Politics
The coalition appears to be coping so far with the fallout from the deadly forest fires that have claimed at least 79 lives, as the opposition holds back on criticism for the time being.