Tsipras looking to build momentum for elections after vote on name dealPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is due to start 2019 with the hope that he has the votes he needs to secure a parliamentary majority to ratify the Prespes Agreement, and then use that a springboard for the upcoming general elections.
Macedonia name deal enters crucial and contentious phasePoliticsForeign Policy
An intensification of the processes and political developments regarding the Macedonia name deal is expected at the beginning of 2019.
Encouragement for Tsipras ahead of key vote on name dealPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s hopes of securing the five extra votes he needs in Parliament to pass the Prespes Agreement received a boost over Christmas ahead of what is shaping up to be a defining moment for his government.
Coalition set to extend, improve OCW but opinion poll favours NDPoliticsGreek Politics
The government is trying to tie up a number of loose ends before the end of the year, which it hopes will be popular with voters although a new opinion poll shows New Democracy extending its lead over SYRIZA.
SYRIZA scrutinised over watchdog appointment as education hirings confirmedPoliticsGreek Politics
The government’s approach towards independent institutions is under scrutiny again after a political row erupted over its decision to appoint former Supreme Court president Vassiliki Thanou as the head of Greece’s Competition Commission.
Budget approved as party machinations intensifyPoliticsGreek Politics
The 2019 budget was voted through Parliament on Tuesday night following another head-on clash between SYRIZA and New Democracy, with the significant developments emanating from MPs switching their allegiances.
Bomb blast fuels political clash as ND limits Tsipras's options on name dealPoliticsGreek Politics
Since Monday morning, the domestic debate in Greece has been dominated by the bomb blast at the headquarters of Kathimerini newspaper and Skai TV and radio, potentially overshadowing other serious developments on the political scene.
Mitsotakis pledges more benefits, new faces as election build-up intensifiesPoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis added to the economic pledge he has already made over the last few months at the party’s congress over the weekend as he goes in search of a new boost in the polls that would make a clear majority for the conservatives at the next national elections as certain as possible.
SYRIZA and ND keep name dispute alive as poll shows narrower gapPoliticsGreek Politics
The row between SYRIZA and New Democracy over the claims made by opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis rumbled on for another day on Thursday as two opinion polls showed a narrower gap between the two parties than other recent surveys.
Parties trade blows over name deal, corruption claims in fraught atmospherePoliticsGreek Politics
SYRIZA and New Democracy continued on Wednesday the spat that was sparked by the allegations from opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Parliament regarding the Macedonia name deal being the product of an exchange between the government and Greece’s lenders over the pension cuts that were due next year.