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.
Mitsotakis holds inaugural cabinet meeting, lines up first draft legislationPoliticsGreek Politics
Kyriakos Mitsotakis held his first cabinet meeting on Wednesday and his government is due to begin legislative activity as soon as receives the customary vote of confidence in the coming days.
Mitsotakis mixes old hands and technocrats to stamp reformist bent on cabinetPoliticsGreek Politics
Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s first cabinet reveals a strategy for reforming Greece by mostly putting experienced ministers in key posts and backing them up with a layer of specialists underneath.
Eurogroup emphasises limited room for discussion on fiscal targetsEconomyProgramme
The first Eurogroup meeting after the election of a new government in Greece left New Democracy in no doubt that it faces a real challenge in trying to convince the institutions that the primary surplus for the coming years should be lowered.
Mitsotakis sworn in as prime minister as attention turns to Cabinet picksPoliticsGreek Politics
Kyriakos Mitsotakis set about appointing the team to carry out his mandate to transform Greece after New Democracy’s landslide election victory on Sunday.