Government on mission to manage expectations in anticipation of tough winterPoliticsGreek Politics
As the political leadership prepares for the summer recess, top government officials are starting to adopt a cautious tone in view of what is expected to be a challenging winter ahead.
ND faces fiscal balancing act and more challenges over spying scandalPoliticsGreek Politics
The government is trying to look ahead to the package of inflation-busting measures Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will announce in just over a month at the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF), but the opposition sense it can impede New Democracy’s momentum by focussing on the spyware scandal.
PM pledges another billion for energy bills as govt retreats over environment billPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has pledged to pull out all the stops to help households deal with high energy bills, although it is not clear that the relief measures are having the desired effect in terms of winning over public opinion.
Govt presents menu of energy proposals in Brussels as power subsidy cost balloonsPoliticsGreek Politics
Athens continues to press for solutions to the energy crisis at an EU level as the cost of domestic subsidy programmes skyrockets, threatening to cut further into the budget.
Fires continue to test capabilities and spark political confrontationPoliticsGreek Politics
Wildfires continued to test the government and the country’s civil protection capabilities over the weekend, although a new opinion poll suggested that New Democracy has not been damaged by the recent blazes and is, instead, closing in on a potential parliamentary majority at the upcoming elections.
Opposition challenges government account of prompt wildfire responsePoliticsGreek Politics
With the wildfires which burned through the northeast suburbs of Athens extinguished, the political recriminations have begun. The government is claiming success, but opposition parties are accusing the New Democracy administration of arrogance and misplaced priorities
Fire on outskirts of Athens puts PM's crisis strategy under scrutinyPoliticsGreek Politics
A large wildfire on the outskirts of Athens broke out on Tuesday, piling fresh pressure on the centre-right government and all but killing off the prospects of snap elections later this year.
Relief measures being lined up, but PM's eye also on reforms rolloutPoliticsGreek Politics
Although most of the focus will fall on what measures the government plans to unveil in the autumn to combat the cost-of-living crisis, reports suggest that Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is also keen to promote his administration’s reformist credentials between now and the end of the year.
Flashpoints fuel contest for centrist votersPoliticsGreek Politics
As the battle intensifies between Greek parties for the support of centre ground voters, a group which could decide the outcome of the next elections, opinion polls continue to show that Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has a strong appeal among centrists, and that PASOK-KINAL leader Nikos Androulakis has overtaken SYRIZA’s Alexis Tsipras.
Rule of law and media freedom in spotlight after arson attack and European Commission reportPoliticsGreek Politics
The publication of a European Commission report raising the issue of threats to the practice of journalism in Greece on the day that the headquarters of a Greek media group were targeted in an arson attack highlights the troubled relationship between the media and politics in the country.