Centre-left leader adds to calls for snap electionsPoliticsGreek Politics
The decision by Fofi Gennimata, the leader of centre-left grouping Movement for Change (KINAL), to call for snap elections has taken some observers in Greece by surprise but is in keeping with the steady ratcheting up of tension on the Greek political scene.
Coalition's feud with shipowner shows no sign of de-escalationPoliticsGreek Politics
The row between the government and shipowner Vangelis Marinakis shows no sign of de-escalating, with the coalition trying to implicate New Democracy in the confrontation.
Speculation about timing of next general elections intensifiesPoliticsGreek Politics
The timing of the next general elections is back on the lips of Greek politicians, with both SYRIZA and New Democracy fuelling talk of when the next vote might be held.
War of words fuels bitter mood in Greek politicsPoliticsGreek Politics
The war of words between the government and its opponents intensified over the weekend as accusations were traded, taking the tension in Greek politics up a notch or two.
Mitsotakis scoffs at coalition's MoU exit strategy, challenges PM to electionsPoliticsGreek Politics
In his attempt to reveal weaknesses in the government’s bailout exit strategy, New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis has challenged Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to call snap elections this year.
PM tries to halt election speculation as poll gap widensPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has asked SYRIZA MPs and members to refrain from speculating about the next elections as polls continue to show the government suffering wear and tear from its handling of foreign policy issues in particular.
Elections and possible alliances on political agenda againPoliticsGreek Politics
Elections of one form or another are on the minds of Greek politicians again even though the date of the next national vote remains undecided.
Pressure mounts on coalition to complete fourth review prior actionsPoliticsGreek Politics
The Greek government is waiting to hear from Friday’s meeting of the Washington Group to get a clearer understanding of where its lenders stand on the issues that hold the key to making a successful programme exit this summer, including debt relief and fiscal measures.
Symbolism takes leading role in political developmentsPoliticsGreek Politics
Greek politics has been dominated by symbolism over the last few days, particularly as Greek-Turkish relations have become more strained.
Are hirings in the public sector out of control?
In recent weeks the Greek government has come under sustained criticism from the main opposition party, New Democracy, for its management of the public sector.