SYRIZA reproaches PM and ministers over wealth declarations, loansPoliticsGreek Politics
The annual publication of politicians’ derivation of wealth forms (known as pothen esches in Greek) has sparked a reaction from main opposition party SYRIZA, which is attempting to portray Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his ministers as members of a privileged elite who have little connection with the average voter.
Latest criticism regarding human rights, civil society rebuffed by govtPoliticsGreek Politics
The Greek government’s attitude towards civil society and human rights has come under fire from international institutions in recent days, with the official response blaming propaganda and Turkish provocations for the accusations levelled.
Subsidies fuel pre-election mood as SYRIZA starts preparingPoliticsGreek Politics
For those expecting snap polls in a few months, the government’s announcements about the latest inflation-busting measures on Tuesday were the latest evidence needed to back up the theory that Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will call a snap vote towards the end of the summer.
Handling of energy crisis under fire as gas interruption tests supply securityPoliticsGreek Politics
The government continued to face criticism for its response to the energy crisis on the day it announced an extension of its fuel voucher scheme. Opposition parties are calling for more radical measures, as an interruption of gas supplies from Russia is set to provide a first crash test of the country’s energy security planning.
Govt lines up new handouts to fight inflation as SYRIZA moves to election footingPoliticsGreek Politics
The government is unfurling more voter-friendly measures in a bid to counter the impact of the cost-of-living crisis as SYRIZA is moving towards an election footing, reflecting the growing feeling that Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is likely to call snap polls in the coming weeks.
PM eyes pre-election prize as enhanced surveillance draws to conclusionPoliticsGreek Politics
Greece’s imminent exit from the enhanced surveillance regime that followed its three adjustment programmes was confirmed on Thursday, providing the government with another “selling point” it could use on the path to the next elections.
Parties trade accusations over alleged interference in institutionsPoliticsGreek Politics
The latest developments in a series of politically charged court cases, and a dispute over the independence of Greece's competition authority, have ignited heated exchanges between the government and the two main opposition parties.
PM trails more relief, insists on dominant role for ND in future govtPoliticsGreek Politics
As speculation reignites around the government’s appetite for early elections, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis once again reiterated his commitment to seeing out New Democracy’s four-year term, while hinting at further interventions to tackle the cost-of-living crisis.
Turkish truculence added to factors being considered as PM weighs up snap pollsPoliticsGreek Politics
The ratcheting up of tension between Greece and Turkey has given the ongoing speculation about Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis calling snap elections this autumn an added dimension.
Verbal exchanges with Turkey intensify, but voters still largely focussed on inflationPoliticsGreek Politics
The war of words between Greece and Turkey went up a notch on Thursday due to an intervention by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, but concern about the cost-of-living crisis still outweighs the worries caused by tension with Ankara, according to yet another opinion poll.