ND prepares first three bills for votes before Parliament's summer recessPoliticsGreek Politics
The formality of Monday night’s confidence vote in Parliament is out of the way and the government can now focus on the three bills it wants to pass before August 10, as well as other key policies that will define its four-year term.
New Democracy tax pledges put spotlight on available fiscal spaceEconomyProgramme
Following the announcement by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Saturday of immediate tax cuts, with others to follow, focus is turning to the government’s ability to find the fiscal space necessary to implement the measures while also meeting the primary surplus target for this year and 2020.
Mitsotakis promises 'new normality,' lines up tax cuts straight awayPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has set out his government’s priorities for the next four years, including the broad aim of establishing a new, post-crisis reality in Greece, but also with extensive reference to specific measures, with tax cuts leading the way.
ND ready to flesh out its policy agenda, with focus on tax plansPoliticsGreek Politics
More details about the new Greek government’s intended policies are due to be revealed this weekend, with most of the focus on what steps New Democracy plans to take to fulfil its pledges on tax cuts.
New Parliament sworn in as Mitsotakis picks top civil servants, maintains status quo with churchPoliticsGreek Politics
The new Greek Parliament was sworn in on Wednesday as the government prepares to undergo the customary confidence vote before it begins its legislative activity.
Tsipras aiming to guide SYRIZA towards new territory in oppositionPoliticsGreek Politics
SYRIZA is gradually easing into its new role as the main opposition following the July 7 elections, with Alexis Tsipras aiming to position his party towards the centre-left of the political spectrum.
Fiscal targets and tax cuts on agenda as Staikouras meets ReglingPoliticsGreek Politics
The new Greek government is due to hold its first meeting with representatives from the European creditors on Monday as it tries to convince the institutions that it can proceed with its plans for tax cuts without putting the fiscal target at risk.
PPC, Hellenikon present government with first test of problem solving mettleEconomy
To the extent that government is an exercise in handling short-term obstacles thrown up by events, the dire state of Public Power Corporation’s (PPC) finances and unblocking the flagship Hellinikon investment are the first hurdles faced by Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s administration.
Merkel reluctant to discuss targets as Athens prepares bill with wide-ranging tax cutsPoliticsGreek Politics
The new Greek government is planning to move ahead with the tax cuts promised by New Democracy during the election campaign and is aiming to table a bill before the end of July that will set out the reductions over the next three years.
New team at Finance Ministry tasked with familiar old juggling actPoliticsGreek Politics
Finance minister was the toughest job in any government during the bailout years, but it’s also the toughest in Greece’s first new government after the end of the bailouts.