Opposition parties step up pressure after back-and-forth over election datePoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis may have taken the possibility of snap elections off the table, at least for now, but the opposition parties are showing no appetite for letting up in their efforts to improve their standing ahead of the next vote.
Universities bill expected to pass despite many critics and united oppositionPoliticsGreek Politics
The latest in a series of ambitious education reform bills brought by the Mitsotakis government is due to be debated in Parliament this week, with opposition parties set to confront the government on what both sides are framing as an ideological battleground.
Govt turns attention to more relief measures in absence of snap pollsPoliticsGreek Politics
Following the recent efforts by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to kill off speculation about snap elections, the government’s focus is turning to what measures it will be able to unveil over the coming months to win the support of voters ahead of the national vote, which now seems set for the end of New Democracy’s four-year term towards next summer.
Explanations sought as PM backs away from prospect of early electionsPoliticsGreek Politics
The fallout from Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s insistence this week that he does not have plans to call snap elections in the autumn continued on Friday as the local media attempted to explain his decision given that early polls were considered a near certainty over the last few weeks.
Mitsotakis insists on no early elections, accusing opposition of sowing divisionPoliticsGreek Politics
The ongoing speculation about early elections took another twist on Wednesday, when Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis repeatedly asserted in Parliament that he intended to exhaust his term in office.
Mitsotakis turns to 2015 contrast again as MEPs give PM bumpy ridePoliticsGreek Politics
Although Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis returned to what has become a favourite subject for him recently – comparing today’s Greece to the state the country was in when it held the referendum in 2015 – his speech to the European Parliament on Tuesday did not pass off as smoothly as he would have hoped.
Government attempts to offer reassurance against winter energy shortagesPoliticsGreek Politics
Greece is well placed to manage interruptions to natural gas supplies in the coming months, according to Energy Minister Kostas Skrekas, who chaired a crisis meeting with senior figures in the energy sector on Monday.
Judges' Novartis decision revives political battle over bribery scandalPoliticsGreek Politics
The Novartis scandal, which had been bubbling beneath the surface for the last few years, resurfaced at the end of last week after a judicial investigation into claims that members of the previous SYRIZA-led government, prosecutors and journalists conspired to implicate several former New Democracy and PASOK ministers reached a dead-end.
Authorities say no new measures on the way despite surge in Covid-19 casesPoliticsGreek Politics
Health Minister Thanos Plevris has dismissed the prospect of a return of Covid-19 measures after a rapid rise in infections and hospitalisations in recent weeks put Greece on course for a sixth wave of the pandemic.
Turkey climbs up agenda as snap election expectations growPoliticsGreek Politics
Although there were no signs on Wednesday of Greece and Turkey being at loggerheads at the NATO summit in Madrid, concern among voters about relations between Athens and Ankara appears to have shot up since last month, according to a new opinion poll.