Athens prepared to legislate measures before global deal with lendersPoliticsGreek Politics
The Greek government appears to have relaxed its position on the legislation of new measures before a global deal with the institutions has been reached.
Athens waits for move from lenders to get review goingPoliticsGreek Politics
While some reports in Athens claim that Eurogroup president Jeroen Dijsselbloem is making behind-the-scenes efforts to bring Greece’s lenders closer together and organise a meeting with the Greek government to break the deadlock in the review, there was no word from the coalition on Wednesday.
With review stalled, Athens continues to be coy on concessionsPoliticsGreek Politics
With the meeting of the International Monetary Fund’s executive board out of the way, the next crucial waypoint in the Greek review is Thursday’s meeting of the Eurogroup Working Group (EWG).
Athens searching for compromise formula should IMF remain on boardPoliticsGreek Politics
The indication that no progress regarding Greece’s review should be expected before the International Monetary Fund’s executive board meets on Monday was strengthened by comments from European officials.
Tsipras facing limited options as he waits for signs from IMFPoliticsGreek Politics
There is great uncertainty regarding the Greek government’s intentions following the disappointing outcome of last week’s Eurogroup for Athens.
Mitsotakis seals alliance with Drassi, targets role of unifierPoliticsGreek Politics
In a move that will have mostly symbolic, rather than practical, impact, New Democracy announced on Thursday that the small pro-business party Drassi is to come under its umbrella.
Mitsotakis marks first year at ND helm by emphasising tax cut goalsPoliticsGreek Politics
In his first interview of 2017, New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis claimed that he is prepared to go against the wishes of Greece’s lenders in order to reduce taxes if he becomes prime minister.
Govt hopes for Feb review deal but opposition readies in case of snap pollsPoliticsGreek Politics
There are increasing indications from government sources that Athens has accepted it is unlikely the review will be completed in time for the January 26 Eurogroup and that a conclusion in February is more likely.
Creation of unified social security fund poses new challenge for govtPoliticsGreek Politics
The war of words between the government and New Democracy over the ongoing review has intensified and will undoubtedly be the main political battleground in the weeks to come.
Mitsotakis probes for coalition weakness after Tsakalotos letterPoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis criticised on Thursday the government’s handling of the dispute with the creditors over the pension bonus, arguing that the coalition consigning Greece to further austerity.