Mitsotakis attempts to outmanoeuvre Tsipras over lower tax-free thresholdPoliticsGreek Politics
As the government gauges the reaction of the European institutions to the tax relief measures it is planning to unveil in the coming days, New Democracy is attempting to outmanoeuvre SYRIZA over the pre-legislated reduction of the tax-free threshold.
Confidence vote and relief measures expected after Easter breakPoliticsGreek Politics
Following the Easter break, Greek politics is set to get back into full swing this week as the government, which is working on a new package of “positive measures”, is expected to face a confidence vote in Parliament.
Tsipras on the spot again following minister's latest outburstPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has again been forced to back his controversial Alternate Health Minister Pavlos Polakis, who New Democracy sees as a weak link in the government due to his outbursts.
Tsipras, Mitsotakis step up rhetoric ahead of EU vote as polls show little changePoliticsGreek Politics
Campaigning for the May 26 European Parliament elections continues apace as a new opinion poll shows New Democracy having a sizeable lead but not increasing the gap over SYRIZA.
Tsipras leads the line as New Democracy has victory and majority in its sightsPoliticsGreek Politics
Alexis Tsipras is taking on an ever-more prominent role in SYRIZA’s campaign ahead of the European Parliament elections as a new opinion polls suggests the leftists are closing the gap on New Democracy, which is still on course to win the May 26 ballot and the national vote later this year.
Mitsotakis seeks inspiration from Cyprus as SYRIZA faces domestic mirePoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis help up Cyprus as an example that Greece should follow in the coming years in order to achieve a higher rate of growth.
SYRIZA lines up more relief measures to entice votersPoliticsGreek Politics
Trailing in the opinion polls ahead of the European and local elections on May 26, the government appears to be searching for more policies that will appeal to voters and prevent SYRIZA from suffering a crushing defeat next month.
In latest election pledge, Tsipras vows to ditch lower tax-free thresholdPoliticsGreek Politics
Alexis Tsipras has thrown a new pledge into the pre-election mix by promising not to reduce the tax-free threshold for incomes next year if he becomes prime minister again.
Confrontation over graft claims moves into overdrivePoliticsGreek Politics
The bickering between the government and the opposition as a result of corruption claims and counter-claims is moving into overdrive as Parliament prepares to vote on whether to lift the immunity of a former minister.
Corruption claims dominate political discussion ahead of electionsPoliticsGreek Politics
It is becoming increasingly clear that the long campaign for the next general election will be dominated by clashes over corruption allegations rather than debates over policy choices.