Train tragedy prompts urgent questions about railway safetyPoliticsGreek Politics
A major rail disaster that happened in central Greece early on Wednesday and which caused at least 36 deaths and dozens of injuries has laid bare the deficiencies in the country’s rail network and raised questions about the possible mismanagement of the service.
ND aiming to capitalise on conviction for leading ex-SYRIZA ministerPoliticsGreek Politics
The announcement of the election date could be just two weeks away and New Democracy will hope that SYRIZA’s electoral chances have been dealt a decisive blow after a special court reportedly convicted former leftist minister Nikos Pappas over the 2016 tender for broadcasting licences.
PM hails uptake of food voucher scheme amid growing evidence of hardshipPoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy continues to roll out support measures in the run-up to spring elections, with the launch of the so-called “Market Pass” hailed by the prime minister as the latest in a string of government initiatives to tackle the cost-of-living crisis.
Polls indicated support for two main parties growing as start of elections marathon loomsPoliticsGreek Politics
It is widely believed that there are just two weeks of parliamentary activity left before the House is dissolved so that elections can be held on April 9, prompting an ever-growing focus on what opinion polls suggest is likely to happen in the coming weeks.
SYRIZA homes in on sleaze allegations while courting political centrePoliticsGreek Politics
With all signs pointing towards spring elections, the main opposition party SYRIZA continues to pursue allegations of corruption touching on governing New Democracy.
Machinations intensify as announcement of election date approachesPoliticsGreek Politics
The Greek media appears convinced that Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is set to call elections for April 9 as a number of factors point to the countdown to polling day already having started.
Androulakis attacks PM over rule of law, but PASOK's dilemma remainsPoliticsGreek Politics
PASOK leader Nikos Androulakis took his case against the Greek government over the surveillance scandal to the European Parliament on Wednesday in the hope of putting pressure on Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, although the centre-left politician has not been able to rid himself of questions about whether he might end up working with the man he accuses of spying on him.
Tsipras stakes claim for election win despite discouraging poll dataPoliticsGreek Politics
As Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis steps up his efforts to woo voters ahead of the elections, SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras has insisted that a government can be formed after the first vote, negating the need for a second ballot where the winning party would be boosted by a 50-seat bonus.
PM announces more voter-friendly measures ahead of pollsPoliticsGreek Politics
The date of the general election has not yet been confirmed but there is no doubt that Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his New Democracy party have already begun preparing for the contest by going through the well-worn playbook for pre-election policies.
Mitsotakis sets out to shore up support ahead of electionsPoliticsGreek Politics
As the elections approach, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is seeking to ensure that his ruling New Democracy party is not at odds with any significant section of the electorate.