ND under attack from all sides over handling of football wranglePoliticsGreek Politics
The government is trying to avoid tying itself up in knots after coming under attack from all sides on Wednesday, when it passed an amendment that ensures two football clubs from northern Greece will not be relegated despite an independent commission recommending that they be expelled from the Super League.
New president receives strong endorsement, hints at areas of interestPoliticsGreek Politics
Senior judge Katerina Sakellaropoulou was elected Greece new, and first female, president on Wednesday by the vast majority of the country’s MPs, vindicating Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s choice, but also justifying SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras’s decision to support her candidacy.
Govt lines up strike legislation to follow brief pause after budget votePoliticsGreek Politics
Wednesday night’s budget vote is likely to wrap up the conservative government’s economic business for the year, although there is some speculation that Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis might try to squeeze in some more handouts before 2019 is over.
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.
Scrutiny of govt, PM prompts deputy minister to quitPoliticsGreek Politics
The government lost its first member on Thursday although the resignation was somewhat obscured by the focus on foreign policy issues after the meeting between Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the sidelines of the NATO summit in the UK on Wednesday.
Speculation about snap elections in 2020 refuses to die downPoliticsGreek Politics
There has been persistent speculation in Greece over the last few weeks about possible snap elections next year, although the government has denied this is a possibility.
PM aims to maintain pace of economic reforms as public worries about migrationPoliticsGreek Politics
The tax bill submitted to Parliament this week, the pension bill due in the coming days and the draft legislation for the overhaul of the Public Power Corporation (PPC) topped the agenda of Thursday’s cabinet meeting, where Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis urged his ministers to keep up the pace set since New Democracy came to power in July.
Amid hiring controversy, ND focusses on new round of tax cuts in latest billPoliticsGreek Politics
The government has submitted its second tax bill to Parliament, paving the way for income, corporate and dividends tax to be reduced, giving New Democracy some relief from a public sector hirings controversy.
Constitution tweaked, consensus sought for Greek diaspora vote and next presidentPoliticsGreek Politics
MPs approved nine changes to Greece’s constitution on Monday, the most notable of which was decoupling the election of the country’s president from the possibility of snap general elections.
MPs gear up for action as To Potami calls it a day and PASOK wobblesPoliticsGreek Politics
A busy week of parliamentary activity begins on Monday with the vote on the constitutional revision, although attention will quickly move to the government’s second tax bill, which is due to be tabled in the coming days.