Greek parties face fine balance as they discuss name issuePoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was due to begin on Friday the process of informing Greek officials of the state of play in the talks with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) aimed at solving the longstanding name dispute between the two countries.
Tsipras and Mitsotakis head in opposite directions over talks with SkopjePoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis took completely different paths over the Macedonia name issue on Wednesday in what appears will be a major political battleground between the government and the opposition over the months to come.
Thessaloniki rally highlights political complexities of addressing name issuePoliticsGreek Politics
A large rally in Thessaloniki on Sunday underlined that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will have his work cut out to reach a settlement with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) over the name dispute and that the issue still has the potential to impact on Greek politics.
Coalition approves multi-bill in Parliament, Tsipras picks up extra MPPoliticsGreek Politics
The coalition sailed through a vote on the vast multi-bill that it submitted to Parliament just last week despite various moments of friction within government ranks over the last few weeks.
Athens gears up for name talks as coalition and opposition try to define their positionsPoliticsForeign Policy
Momentum is building towards a new round of negotiations between Athens and Skopje, mediated by United Nations envoy Matthew Nimetz, amid much political discussion about the matter in Greece.
Mitsotakis bids for nation's soul, Tsipras ramps up handoutsPoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis attempted to rally his party over the weekend by launching a strong attack on the government, which Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras tried to repel.
Mitsotakis rules out roles for relatives, Tsipras mulls way out of pension cutsPoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis caught the headlines over the weekend by pledging to exclude his sister, former foreign minister Dora Bakoyannis, and other relatives from government if he comes to power.
Tussle over arms deal sets tone for polarised politicsPoliticsGreek Politics
Despite their best efforts, neither the government nor the opposition could convincingly claim victory in the debate over the stalled arms deal with Saudi Arabia on Monday.
Coalition battles it out with opposition over ammunition salePoliticsGreek Politics
Greek Parliament debated on Monday allegations against Defence Minister Panos Kammenos in connection with a proposed sale of ammunition to Saudi Arabia, which led to the government and the opposition trading accusations but neither delivering a fatal blow.
Tsipras rallies MPs, marks dividing lines with oppositionPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras stepped up on Wednesday his effort to put distance between SYRIZA and New Democracy in voters’ minds in what many see as a pre-cursor for the political battle to come in Greece over the coming months.