Coalition defends deal with lenders, opposition exerts pressurePoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is expected to step up his efforts to present last Thursday’s Eurogroup agreement in the best possible light, before he leaves for the European Council later in the week.
Tsipras eyes next step after mixed Eurogroup dealPoliticsGreek Politics
The government began on Friday the task of talking up the agreement that it reached with its creditors at the Eurogroup but immediately came under fire from the opposition.
Tsipras tackles two fronts as debt talks continuePoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will have his eye on two fronts this week: The ongoing discussions with Greece’s lenders over a possible agreement at next week’s Eurogroup and the process of ensuring that his party remains fully behind him while the talks continue.
IMF hints at flexibility as debt relief talks continuePoliticsGreek Politics
The terrorist attack on former Prime Minister Lucas Papademos in Athens on Thursday drew attention away from Monday’s Eurogroup, but discussions continue in the background.
Athens absorbs Eurogroup fallout, hopes for better offerPoliticsGreek Politics
The failure of Greece's lenders to reach a deal at Monday's Eurogroup has sparked doubts about whether Athens will be offered any restructuring plan at this stage of the negotiations.
Tsipras upbeat on debt relief prospects, lenders more cautiousPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras appears upbeat that an agreement on debt relief will be secured at Monday’s Eurogroup, although this was not backed up by officials on the lenders’ side.
Govt hopes counter-measures, debt relief talks enough to escape multi-bill maelstromPoliticsGreek Politics
A crucial week begins for the government, which submitted to Parliament late on Saturday the multi-bill of measures, including the 2018-2021 Medium-Term Fiscal Strategy (MTFS), ahead of a vote on Thursday night.
Tsipras and Mitsotakis cheer Macron win, hope to benefitPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister and Alexis Tsipras and New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis appear to see the victory of Emmanuel Macron in France’s presidential election as a potential boost for their political hopes.
After agreeing measures, coalition sets sights on vote and debt relief dealPoliticsGreek Politics
The package of measures the Greek government has agreed with the lenders will be submitted to Parliament next week, with the vote lined up for the following week, it was revealed on Tuesday.
Review nears conclusion, parties turn to political futurePoliticsGreek Politics
The Greek government is expecting to begin on Monday discussing with lenders the details of the two memoranda it has to sign following lengthy negotiations over the new measures with the institutions during the weekend.