Change to date of local elections adds to expectations of May national votePoliticsGreek Politics
The chances of general elections being held next May are rising, especially after the government agreed on Wednesday to hold local and European Parliament elections together.
New Democracy gains MP as new effort to launch nationalist party announcedPoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy gained an MP on Tuesday but also received the news that a new party will be formed to its right.
SYRIZA targets pensions boost as New Democracy builds on poll leadPoliticsGreek Politics
The possible cancellation of next year’s pension cuts and steps to increase the minimum wage are among the main issues that the government is focusing on as it seeks to claw back New Democracy’s large opinion poll lead over SYRIZA.
Coalition back-and-forth over name deal belies election strategyPoliticsGreek Politics
Government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos was insistent on Wednesday that there is no need for the coalition to seek a qualified majority in Parliament for the approval of the Macedonia name deal, thereby dismissing the request made by Independent Greeks (ANEL) leader and Defence Minister Panos Kammenos.
Moscovici hints at possibility of shelving 2019 pension cuts, riles oppositionEconomyProgramme
During his visit to Athens on Tuesday, European Economic Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici seemed to suggest that Greece might not have to implement the pension cuts that have been lined up for next year.
No bounce for Tsipras in poll as cracks appear in centre-leftPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is hoping that he can win back the support of islanders affected by the refugee flows over the last few years but the latest opinion published in the Greek media suggests that much more will be needed for SYRIZA to revive its fortunes.
Coalition majority trimmed further after unexpected loss of ANEL MPPoliticsGreek Politics
The coalition lost another MP on Tuesday, when Independent Greeks (ANEL) deputy Giorgos Lazaridis unexpectedly announced that he was quitting the party in the wake of the Macedonia name deal.
Coalition sees key targets met in debt deal but opposition has holes to pickPoliticsGreek Politics
The Greek government appeared satisfied with the debt relief package secured at Thursday’s Eurogroup in Luxembourg, an agreement that ensures Greece’s medium-term funding needs will be kept to a minimum.
No let-up in intensity of SYRIZA-New Democracy clash over name settlementPoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy shows no sign of letting up in the pressure it is putting on the government regarding the Macedonia name issue, despite a potentially embarrassing report about what opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis said about the subject during a recent visit to Germany.
Political turbulence due to name deal creates election doubtsPoliticsGreek Politics
As the dust settles from an intense week for Greek political parties due to the Macedonia name deal, the fallout and whether this will reshape the landscape ahead of the next elections remains to be seen.