Rise of fringe party complicates election arithmeticPoliticsGreek Politics
Amid a deepening constitutional dispute related to the surveillance scandal, a new opinion poll has given the ruling New Democracy party even more cause for concern ahead of this year’s elections.
Opposition clashes with govt over high energy prices, cost-of-living measuresPoliticsGreek Politics
Greece recorded the highest wholesale electricity prices in Europe in the past week, prompting opposition parties to attack the government, calling for a rethink of its support package.
No let-up in pressure over spying scandal as govt unveils intelligence agency changesPoliticsGreek Politics
Looking to deflect some of the criticism over the spying scandal that has gripped Greek politics, the government has fast-tracked reform of the National Intelligence Service (EYP), hoping this will convince the public that Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is determined to put right the mistakes that led to the agency monitoring PASOK leader Nikos Androulakis.
Gennimata's death casts shadow over politics, KINAL leadership racePoliticsGreek Politics
Greek politics was overshadowed on Monday by the news that Movement for Change (KINAL) leader Fofi Gennimata had died after recent complications with her long-running battle against cancer.
ND focusses on economic goals in run-up to budget votePoliticsGreek Politics
Away from the diplomatic tension with Turkey, the 2020 budget and other economic issues are top of the government’s agenda this week.
Eyeing domestic gains, Tsipras pursues closer ties with Europe's social democratsPoliticsGreek Politics
Alexis Tsipras appears to be stepping up his efforts to anchor SYRIZA, which until recently boasted a radical leftist identity, within the group of European social democratic parties and, in the process, complete the transformation of his image from firebrand to mainstream politician.
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.
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 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.
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.