PM hopes to return from Biden talks with spring in his stepPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s visit to Washington started on a cordial note, giving the government in Athens some positive news on the international scene after a bruising few weeks struggling to contain the cost-of-living crisis at home.
Internal ballot boost SYRIZA membership numbers, bolsters TsiprasPoliticsGreek Politics
While Kyriakos Mitsotakis is in Washington at the start of this week, SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras is looking to grab all the headlines at home after a significant turnout in the ballot on Sunday to re-elect him as party president.
SYRIZA hope Tsipras re-election ballot will bear fruit as poll figures remain stagnantPoliticsGreek Politics
SYRIZA is hoping that there will be a high turnout of supporters to re-elect Alexis Tsipras as the opposition party’s leader on Sunday, showing that the leftists can rally their voter base as Greece moves towards the last 12 months of the current government’s term.
Govt finds devil is in detail for windfall tax on power companiesPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s pledge to tax the “windfall” profits of power companies appeared to provide a neat solution to aspects of the ongoing energy crisis, however as details emerge it is becoming a source of more political controversy.
Much riding on EU approval of plan to cap energy pricesPoliticsGreek Politics
The government is hoping to receive approval from the European Commission for its plan, set out by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in a recent televised address, to cap energy prices for consumers – a policy that is the main weapon in New Democracy’s bid to fight back against the cost-of-living crisis and its political opponents.
Implementation snags hang over ambitious post-Covid recovery plansPoliticsGreek Politics
Greece’s national plan to allocate EU Recovery & Resilience funds is moving apace at the planning stage, but appears to be stumbling at implementation.
PM sets out path to next elections as PASOK restores traditional namePoliticsGreek Politics
Buoyed by the 3.2-billion-euro energy relief package he announced last week, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis set out at New Democracy’s conference, which was held from Friday to Sunday, his ideas for the party’s and Greece’s future, insisting that elections will take place in a year.
Changes to energy subsidies aimed at winning over middle classPoliticsGreek Politics
Stressing that the energy crisis is an exogenous shock to Greek households and arguing that the European Union has failed to react decisively enough, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis outlined on Thursday the latest package of measures his government will adopt with the aim of easing the impact on consumers.
Mitsotakis fast-tracks energy package announcement on eve of party conferencePoliticsGreek Politics
After weeks of speculation, the government is set to announce a much-enhanced subsidy package which promises to shield households and businesses from skyrocketing energy bills.
SYRIZA on front foot over energy prices as poll gap narrows furtherPoliticsGreek Politics
Until the government announces a reported 5-billion-euro package of measures aimed at containing energy prices, SYRIZA senses that it has an opportunity to erode further New Democracy’s lead in the opinion polls by appearing more proactive than its rival.