Tsipras waits on name issue and debt talks, Mitsotakis pledges tax cuts for tourismPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is waiting for two key developments in the coming days – the Macedonia name talks and the debt relief discussions among Greece’s lenders - that could define his premiership.
Mitsotakis applies pressure over MoU exit and name talksPoliticsGreek Politics
Political developments in Italy, and the effect they are having on bond yields, as well as the discussions with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), which have entered a crucial phase, are putting more pressure on the Greek government.
Tsipras claims he is in no hurry to call elections after bailout exitPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras indicated on Friday that he is not considering the possibility of calling snap elections later this year despite persistent speculation about the subject.
Parties mark out battle lines for next electionsPoliticsGreek Politics
The debate on the government’s growth strategy in Parliament on Wednesday prompted some fierce exchanges between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his opponents in what many see as the drawing of battle lines ahead of the next elections.
Coalition eyes electoral change, polls show wide lead for New DemocracyPoliticsGreek Politics
Although on Friday all eyes were on the latest debate in Parliament about the Novartis bribery scandal and the Macedonia name talks, discussions about the next general elections have not died down.
Tsipras moves forward with name talks as domestic balance comes into focusPoliticsGreek Politics
Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) appeared to move a step closer to a solution to their longstanding name dispute on Thursday following a meeting between the country’s two prime ministers Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev.
Parties mull changes to electoral law, top judge resignsPoliticsGreek Politics
The discussion about changes to the electoral law is hotting up in Greece, in a further sign that local politicians are steadily turning their attention to the next national vote even though it remains unclear when it will be held.
New Democracy proceeds with renewal, puts centrists under pressurePoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy has taken a step towards the renewal that its leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis has been promising since being elected with a shake-up of its local representation.
Splits and alliances on leaders' minds as thoughts turn to next electionsPoliticsGreek Politics
The prospect of snap elections later this year or by next summer are creating a strange dynamic on the Greek political scene as the governing parties and the opposition try both to deal blows to each other but also to explore the possibility of future alliances.
Pension cuts due in 2019 fuel political battle, election talkPoliticsGreek Politics
The pension cuts that have been lined up for 2019 are becoming an increasingly hot topic in the Greek political debate, with some government officials leaving open the possibility of the blow to pensioners being avoided.