ND and SYRIZA prepare to set out on campaign trailPoliticsGreek Politics
The two main parties are planning their next moves on the electoral chessboard as the campaign for the 2023 vote gets underway, albeit unofficially.
Govt rushes in new energy measures as Brussels decision on gas price cap deferredPoliticsGreek Politics
As the European Commission and EU member states continue to wrestle with proposals for some form of cap on the price of natural gas, Energy Minister Kostas Skrekas announced yet another package of measures aimed at cushioning the impact of high energy costs on Greek consumers
Migration back on main political agendaPoliticsGreek Politics
As Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis headed to Prague for the meeting of leaders to discuss the European Political Community, hoping to share his concerns about Turkey with his counterparts, the issue of migration, one of the friction points between Athens and Ankara, was making headlines again in Greece.
PM voices concerns about tricky first ballot in next year's electionsPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has underlined to his party the importance of New Democracy ensuring it performs well in the first of what could be at least two national elections next year.
Government seizes crisis moment to boost investment in energy infrastructurePoliticsGreek Politics
The plans by successive Greek governments to promote the country as a regional energy hub have been given an unexpected boost by the ongoing energy crisis sparked by the war in Ukraine.
ND sees limited political threats on path to next year's electionsPoliticsGreek Politics
The government reportedly sees the energy crisis and relations with Turkey as the two crucial political issues for the months ahead, apparently believing that the worst is over as far as the wiretapping affair is concerned, although developments on that issue have not stopped despite the parliamentary inquiry wrapping up proceedings on Friday.
Frustrated Androulakis rounds off surveillance inquiry as issue fails to gain tractionPoliticsGreek Politics
The parliamentary inquiry into the surveillance scandal, which has been beset by friction between the government and the opposition over the scope and thrust of the investigation, concluded on Friday with the questioning of PASOK leader Nikos Androulakis by MPs.
Govt Covid record questioned, as report highlights disparities in hospital death ratesPoliticsGreek Politics
A scientific paper on Covid mortality in Greece’s hospitals has prompted a fresh round of questioning of the government’s claims of success in handling the pandemic, as well as allegations of concealment over access to official statistics.
Rising contributions spark concern in key voter groupsPoliticsGreek Politics
Apart from turning a primary deficit into a surplus in what is expected to be a low-growth environment next year, the government is also facing another challenging balancing act as it will have raise social security contributions for the self-employed despite pledging lower levies for employers and employees.
Big two parties strengthen grip on voters, but dominance remains elusivePoliticsGreek Politics
More polls conducted in the past week confirm the resurgence of Greece’s two main political parties at the expense of smaller players, as the effect of the surveillance scandal appears to have dissipated with the return to regular political business.