New Democracy increases pressure on potential supporters of Prespes AgreementPoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy kept up the pressure over the Macedonia name issue on Wednesday despite attempts by Skopje to row back from comments by Prime Minister Zoran Zaev which were interpreted by some as referring to a so-called “Macedonian” minority in Greece.
Mitsotakis on offensive over Macedonia name deal after Zaev commentsPoliticsGreek Politics
The Greek government found itself in an awkward position on Tuesday when New Democracy seized on unconfirmed comments by Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) Prime Minister Zoran Zaev regarding the use of the Macedonian language.
Mitsotakis treads carefully as pupils protest Macedonia name dealPoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis sought to distance his party from the recent spate of sit-ins and protests by school pupils, mostly in northern Greece, in relation to the Macedonia name issue.
Tsipras points to tax cuts as example of bailout exit benefitsPoliticsGreek Politics
Alexis Tsipras argued in Parliament on Wednesday, as the coalition unveiled the details of this year’s “social dividend” and the reduction to ENFIA property level and corporation levy to be implemented next year, that his government is only now beginning to show its true colours as far as economic and fiscal policy are concerned.
Developments, poll data spark new round of speculation over electionsPoliticsGreek Politics
There has been renewed speculation in the Greek media over the past few days about the timing of the next elections, with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said to be considering a snap vote even as early as March.
Tsipras encounters obstacle in efforts to secure church dealPoliticsGreek Politics
The government’s efforts to reach a deal with the Church of Greece have become the subject of a political battle between SYRIZA and New Democracy, which have also been trading accusations over alleged corruption scandals.
Coalition closing in on goal of cancelling pension cutsPoliticsGreek Politics
The Greek government moved a step closer on Thursday to securing the much sought-after goal of not having to implement next year the pension cuts it committed to in 2017.
Coalition optimistic about pension cuts deal as it readies reduction to contributionsPoliticsGreek Politics
The Greek government is encouraged about the prospects of reaching an agreement with the institutions on pension cuts this week as it continues its drive to legislate the so-called “positive measures.”
Tsipras seeks to build political capital from "positive" measuresPoliticsGreek Politics
Alexis Tsipras tried on Thursday to capitalise on a vote in Parliament that would pave the way for thousands of uniformed personnel and other civil servants to receive some 800 million euros in backpay.
Tsipras reaches settlement with church, aiming to subdue criticsPoliticsGreek Politics
In an unexpected move, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced on Tuesday evening that the government has reached an agreement with the Church of Greece to settle a series of differences between the church and state, some of which date back decades.