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.
Mitsotakis responds to Tsipras challenge with proposals for broad changes to constitutionPoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis made it clear on Tuesday that his party intends to block the government’s efforts to revise Greece’s constitution if Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras limits the process to just the articles that he is interested in changing and not a broader overhaul.
Parties locked in tug of war over troubled universities
Opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis used a speech to educators late last month to attack the government’s policies on higher education and outline his own party’s agenda.
Coalition's role in freight terminal contract, public broadcaster under attackPoliticsGreek Politics
The government came under attack on multiple fronts towards the end of this week as the opposition steps up its attempt to inflict damage on the coalition.
SYRIZA and ND at odds over proposals for changing constitutionPoliticsGreek Politics
The proposals made by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras regarding the revision of Greece’s constitution have had their desired effect in the sense that the political debate, as well as considerable media attention, has shifted to SYRIZA’s suggestions.
Tsipras pushes for revision of constitution, hoping to score political pointsPoliticsGreek Politics
The prospective of a revision of the Greek constitution is back on the political agenda as Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras seeks to strengthen SYRIZA’s progressive credentials and pursue some of its long-held policy goals.
Coalition indicates it will keep focus on corruption allegationsPoliticsGreek Politics
Following the attention given to the pre-trial detention last week of former Defence Minister Yiannos Papantoniou, the government is hoping that by turning the spotlight to more corruption allegations, it will be able to secure political gains.
As budget talks drag on, parties focus on inflicting damage via graft claimsPoliticsGreek Politics
In the absence of a concrete agreement with the institutions over whether next year’s pre-legislated pension cuts can be cancelled, the domestic political agenda is being taken up by the parties trading accusations over alleged corruption.