Parties take another look at granting vote to Greek expats
The Greek government has started consultation on changing voting procedures to enable Greeks abroad to vote remotely in national elections.
Tsipras to set out path for new cabinet as pension discussion loomsPoliticsGreek Politics
Alexis Tsipras will chair the first meeting of his new cabinet on Friday after conducting a reshuffle that was greeted with little enthusiasm within government ranks and derision among the opposition parties.
SYRIZA elects new secretary as Tsipras sets stage for election contestPoliticsGreek Politics
The stage is set for Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to take the next step in his effort to recharge SYRIZA after his choice for party secretary, Interior Minister Panos Skourletis, was elected by an overwhelming majority on Monday.
SYRIZA readies itself for election battle, Mitsotakis pledges pension overhaulPoliticsGreek Politics
A meeting of SYRIZA’s central committee on Monday is expected to clear the path for the cabinet reshuffle that has been expected over the last couple of weeks.
SYRIZA, New Democracy promote competing narratives after MoU exitPoliticsGreek Politics
As the government insists that it will not implement any further austerity measures, including suggestions that next year’s pension cuts will be avoided, New Democracy has joined the race to make attractive pledges to voters, saying it backs an increase in the minimum wage and that it has no plans to dismiss civil servants.
Reshuffle on backburner as Tsipras draws ideological battle linesPoliticsGreek Politics
The timing of the cabinet reshuffle that has been trailed in the media, and by some government officials, over the last few weeks looks set to change following Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s address from Ithaca on Tuesday.
Tsipras bids farewell to MoU, eyes new start for Greece and SYRIZAPoliticsGreek Politics
Alexis Tsipras delivered on Tuesday his long-awaited speech to mark the end of Greece’s third bailout, suggesting the country has a chance to make a new start after completing more than eight years under EU-IMF programmes.
Tsipras seeks to capitalise on bailout exit, build platform for electionsPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is gearing up to make a public address on Monday or Tuesday to mark the end of Greece’s third and final programme. His aim will be not just to highlight the symbolism of the moment, but to set out policies that will help convince voters a corner has been turned.
Cabinet reshuffle expected to presage coalition's revival effortPoliticsGreek Politics
Greek politics has entered what is meant to be a rare quiet period this week but speculation about an upcoming cabinet reshuffle continues.
Under relentless pressure from opponents, Tsipras unveils plans for new crisis agencyPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras presented on Thursday the government’s plans for the overhaul of the civil protection authority, seen as one of the major weak points in the response to the Mati fire, which has now claimed 93 lives.