Mitsotakis targets public sector malaise as MPs scrutinise railway safetyPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is seeking to portray himself as the most suitable leader to make the changes necessary to overhaul the public administration so that failures like the ones that contributed to the fatal train crash at Tempe do not occur again.
New Democracy pins hopes on minimum wage hike to reverse poll lossesPoliticsGreek Politics
The New Democracy government has unveiled an inflation-busting minimum wage hike a day after the latest wave strikes and protests over the rail accident at Tempe brought towns and cities across the country to a standstill.
Tsipras tries to keep spotlight on ND, talks up election chancesPoliticsGreek Politics
The pressure on the government over the Tempe train crash continues to mount as New Democracy faces a second widespread strike over the railway collision and SYRIZA tries to fend off its attempts to deflect some of the blame for the accident, which claimed 57 lives.
ND's opinion poll decline thrusts PASOK back into spotlightPoliticsGreek Politics
Another opinion poll indicating a substantial drop in support for New Democracy was published on Tuesday night as the role that could be played by centre-left PASOK in the upcoming elections comes under greater scrutiny.
Sensing weakened government, opposition pushes back against blame-sharing for rail accidentPoliticsGreek Politics
The continuing expressions of public anger sparked by the deadly train collision in central Greece almost two weeks ago have given the opposition the upper hand as New Democracy struggles to maintain a consistent line against its falling popularity ratings.
ND turns sights on public servants as train crash prompts drop in ratingsPoliticsGreek Politics
The government is searching for a new line of defence to protect it from the political impact of the Tempe rail crash after another demonstration in Athens on Sunday and the publication of a second poll suggesting there has been a notable drop in support for New Democracy.
ND suffers ratings blow after train crash, hopes time is on its sidePoliticsGreek Politics
The first opinion poll since last week’s deadly train crash suggests that support for New Democracy has declined, raising questions about whether the ruling centre-right party can win an outright majority in the upcoming elections, even after being awarded a 50-seat bonus in a second vote.
ND prepares for opinion poll hit after crash protests, shaky communicationsPoliticsGreek Politics
Wednesday’s mass demonstrations across Greece suggest that New Democracy can expect to see a hit to its poll ratings as the aftermath of the deadly rail accident at Tempe continues to unfold.
Minister pledges swift resolution as public anger over rail crash mountsPoliticsGreek Politics
Greece’s newly appointed Transport Minister outlined the government’s immediate response to the deadly train collision at Temple in a press conference on Wednesday, on the same day as unions called a nationwide protest demanding action on safety.
Govt looks to contain political fallout from crash, prepares change to poll plansPoliticsGreek Politics
As more details emerge regarding the Tempe train crash and the political row over any responsibility for the disaster becomes more intense, the prospects of elections being held on April 9, as had been assumed over the past few weeks, looks ever more distant.