Tsipras tries to weather Kammenos storm, looks for poll boostPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will be hoping that he has put an end to any doubts regarding the stability of his coalition with ANEL and its leader, Defence Minister Panos Kammenos, after Parliament voted not to launch an inquiry into the latter’s actions.
Coalition looks to regain confidence, centre-left struggles with ballotPoliticsGreek Politics
The working week drew to a close on Friday with the government apparently in a better mood than at the beginning of the week despite uncomfortable questions about its handling of the Saronic Gulf oil spill and the completion of the third review.
Mitsotakis pledges tax cuts and reforms, hopes for lower fiscal targetsPoliticsGreek Politics
It was New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s turn to step into the spotlight at the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) last weekend and set out his proposals.
Tsipras invokes Andreas Papandreou as centre-left challenge simmersPoliticsGreek Politics
The efforts to reinvigorate the Greek centre-left look like they will have a knock-on effect on the rest of the country’s politics.
Tsipras seeks coalition makeover before review pressure ramps upPoliticsGreek Politics
Alexis Tsipras has continued his post-summer offensive with a promise to overhaul Greece’s public sector so it becomes more citizen- and business-friendly.
Coalition returns to work with one eye on centre-left leadership contestPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras chaired on Monday morning the first cabinet meeting since the summer break, with the government focussing on legislative activity ahead of the premier’s appearance at the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) and his meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in the coming days.
Tsipras and Mitsotakis look for new impetus from Thessaloniki appearancesPoliticsGreek Politics
Greece’s two main parties, which have spent much of the last week arguing about the historic legacy of Nazism and Communism, are turning their attention to next month’s Thessaloniki International Fair.
Fires latest obstacle to coalition's momentum-building effortsPoliticsGreek Politics
The government and opposition continued to trade accusations over the recent forest fires on Thursday as the coalition struggled to play down the damage done by the blazes over the last few days.
Relief for coalition as wildfire threat subsidesPoliticsGreek Politics
Some pressure was taken off the government on Wednesday, when firefighters appeared to bring under control a large forest fire that had been burning for three days north of Athens.
Thessaloniki bus firm row adds to public sector challengesPoliticsGreek Politics
The row about the appointment of Stelios Pappas, the father of Digital Policy Minister Nikos Pappas, as the new head of the Thessaloniki Urban Transport Organisation (OASTH) looks like it will rumble on through August but there is no sign that the coalition will back down on the matter.