New Democracy on course for clear majority, opinion polls suggestPoliticsGreek Politics
The parties are finalizing their candidate lists ahead of the July 7 elections as two opinion polls show that New Democracy maintains a large lead of 7.6 to 8 points over SYRIZA.
Mitsotakis vows to push on with tax cuts despite fiscal concernsPoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis has brushed off concerns that the lack of fiscal space might force him to change his plans for the economy, insisting that he will go ahead immediately with some of the tax cuts he has promised.
Athens approaches Albania's political crisis, EU process with cautionPoliticsGreek Politics
Athens is closely following the political impasse in Albania, which has led to a clash between Ilir Meta and Prime Minister Edi Rama on the issue of the local elections.
Mitsotakis focuses on investment and taxes as ND launches election campaignPoliticsGreek Politics
In his first speech of the July 7 election campaign, New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis focussed on investments and tax cuts, which are considered two of his party’s strongest cards in its contest with SYRIZA.
Parties' competing tax pledges come up against challenging reality
The government and opposition in Greece have started to unfold their manifestos in anticipation of national elections which are now scheduled for July 7.
SYRIZA unveils array of pledges to win over voters ahead of July 7 votePoliticsGreek Politics
Shortly after asking President Prokopis Pavlopoulos to dissolve Parliament and pave the way for snap election on July 7, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras presided over the unveiling of SYRIZA’s manifesto, which focuses on tax cuts and the creation of jobs with higher wages.
Tsipras to get election campaign underway as parties target middle class votersPoliticsGreek Politics
Alexis Tsipras is set to get the election campaign officially underway on Monday afternoon, with SYRIZA and New Democracy focussing most of their efforts on attracting support from Greece’s middle class.
Tsipras steps in to limit damage, Mitsotakis eyes tax cuts and fiscal targetsPoliticsGreek Politics
SYRIZA attempted on Friday to limit further damage to its image on Friday after complaints of efforts by government officials to appoint relatives to positions in Parliament before snap elections are officially called.
Tsipras tries to use Brussels warning to his political advantagePoliticsGreek Politics
Alexis Tsipras attempted on Thursday to turn the latest criticism from Greece’s lenders to his political advantage as he continues to search for an edge over his rival, Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
Tsipras vows to cancel reduction of tax-free threshold as SYRIZA seeks way backPoliticsGreek Politics
In a last bid to outfox his political opponents, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced on Tuesday night that his government will table legislation this week to overturn the reduction to the tax-free threshold for incomes, which was due to be adopted next year.