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.
SYRIZA eyes gains from case developing against ex-defence ministerPoliticsGreek Politics
The developing legal case against former PASOK minister Yiannos Papantoniou, who was remanded in custody on Tuesday, could have a significant impact on Greek politics ahead of the next elections.
Tsipras seeks assurances that coalition will remain united for time beingPoliticsGreek Politics
After days of mounting tension between SYRIZA and its coalition partner, Independent Greeks (ANEL), Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras attempted on Tuesday to stress the need for unity in the government as Greece enters a decisive period for all political parties.
ND steers greater attention towards institutional failings as elections approachPoliticsGreek Politics
Among the dominant themes in the upcoming election campaign in Greece will be the state of the country’s institutions and the rule of law, which New Democracy sees as areas where it can score points over SYRIZA.
ANEL adds to uncertainty over Macedonia name deal and its political impactPoliticsGreek Politics
The potential of the Macedonia name issue affecting political developments in Greece has resurfaced even though it is not yet clear if the Prespes Agreement will reach Greek Parliament.
Migration troubles move up political agenda as probe into use of fund is launchedPoliticsGreek Politics
The government’s handling of island hot spots is set to come under further scrutiny after it was revealed on Monday that the Supreme Court will investigate corruption allegations made by an outgoing official.
Mitsotakis looks beyond New Democracy for votes that could bring him to powerPoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis has renewed his appeal to non-conservative voters, who could decide the outcome of the next elections to back his party when Greece goes to the polls.
Falling bank shares prompt coalition to take closer lookPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras chaired a hastily-arranged meeting of top government officials on Wednesday after a sharp decline in bank shares on the Athens Stock Exchange led to Greek lenders and their difficulties coming under scrutiny.