Government braces for reaction to pension billPoliticsGreek Politics
The government is due to submit to Parliament on Monday the pension bill it has been working on for the past few months
Government and local authorities reach impasse over migrant centresPoliticsGreek Politics
Tension continues to escalate between central government in Athens and the local communities on the Aegean islands, which are slated to host migrant detention centres according to the latest Migration Policy Ministry plans.
ND steps up efforts to build island detention centres for migrantsPoliticsGreek Politics
The government’s relationship with residents of islands hosting asylum seekers is going to be tested further after it was announced on Monday that authorities will be appropriating land to build closed reception centres.
Govt takes up fiscal requests with EU as pressure over min wage, main homes mountsPolitics
The government is hoping that the visit of EU Economic Affairs Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni will provide an opportunity for Athens to argue its case for greater fiscal space in the coming months and years.
ND targets NGOs in latest bid to bring migration under controlPoliticsGreek Politics
The government adopted on Tuesday legislation that paves the way for the creation of an official register for non-governmental organisations that deal with refugees.
Uproar over minister's home protection comments underscore sensitive nature of challengePoliticsGreek Politics
With the fraught issue of home repossessions threatening to come to a head in the spring, recent statements by Development Minister Adonis Georgiadis have been attracting furious responses from across the opposition.
New minister sets out plan for addressing migration challengesPoliticsGreek Politics
The Greek government is hoping that the creation of new, closed reception centres for migrants on the islands, along with faster repatriations and return to Turkey as well as greater deterrents will alleviate the pressure that New Democracy has been under over the last few months as it tries to get to grips with the influx of asylum seekers.
PM hopes solo run can lead to settlement of football disputePoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has taken it upon himself to try to resolve the storm created by a dispute involving the country’s top football teams and their owners, which is threatening unpredictable political consequences.
Internal party rivalries prove a hassle for Mitsotakis and TsiprasPoliticsGreek Politics
Following his return from talks with French President Emmanuel Macron and European Council President Charles Michel in Paris and Brussels on Wednesday, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis chaired a cabinet meeting in Athens on Thursday.
ND under attack from all sides over handling of football wranglePoliticsGreek Politics
The government is trying to avoid tying itself up in knots after coming under attack from all sides on Wednesday, when it passed an amendment that ensures two football clubs from northern Greece will not be relegated despite an independent commission recommending that they be expelled from the Super League.