Govt weighs escalating impact of Ukraine war on public financesPoliticsGreek Politics
The government is racing to keep up with estimates of the impact of war in Ukraine on the budget, as another week of hostilities has sent the prices of energy and basic goods soaring and businesses warn of more price hikes on the way.
PM stands by Ukraine decision, feels vindicated on defence and foreign policiesPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitstotakis has doubled down on his decision to send arms to Ukraine despite ongoing criticism from the opposition parties regarding the policy but also not consulting with his rivals.
Govt mulls more tools against inflation as cost of living set to soarPoliticsGreek Politics
The markets’ reaction to conflict in Ukraine has sent the government in search of additional policy tools to shield consumers from galloping inflation.
Leaders explain differing views on how to approach Ukraine warPoliticsGreek Politics
Tuesday’s parliamentary debate on the war in Ukraine and the government’s decision to break a decades-long tradition of Greece not embroiling itself in such conflicts, in this case by supplying arms to Kiev, gave Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis an opportunity to present his party as being the one that can best safeguard the country’s security, as well as its place within the West.
Mitsotakis faces pushback from left on arms to UkrainePoliticsGreek Politics
The government’s decision to supply arms to Ukraine has prompted criticism from the main opposition party SYRIZA and other parties of the left about the nature and extent of Greece’s involvement in the conflict with Russia.
Govt bats away pushback allegations as migration attitudes hardenPoliticsGreek Politics
New media allegations of pushbacks of migrants from the Greek borders and a stern warning from the UN have led the Greek government to issue a statement defending its humanitarian record and denying the use of illegal and dangerous border defence practices.
High prices top list of political concerns as dissatisfaction bubbles under surfacePoliticsGreek Politics
In another indication of how much the cost of living crisis is worrying the government, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with representatives of the retail sector on Tuesday afternoon to discuss ways of containing price hikes.
Government focusses on security of energy supplies in light of Ukraine escalationPoliticsGreek Politics
The escalating crisis in Ukraine has prompted a high-level review of the security of Greece’s energy supplies, with concerns about access routes to natural gas now added to the existing challenge posed by high prices.
Faced with limited policy options, govt mulls inflation handoutPoliticsGreek Politics
The government finds itself in a fine balancing act as it tries to eke out some fiscal space to provide vulnerable households with a handout before Easter, thereby possibly easing some of the pressure it is facing to help Greeks combat inflation.
Govt moving ahead with social security fund overhaul despite oppositionPoliticsGreek Politics
The government passed on Thursday legislation that it argues will lead to a substantial overhaul of Greece’s much-troubled main social security fund, EFKA. There were, however, strong objections from the opposition parties.