Vital economic legislation lined up as ND seeks compromise over diaspora votePoliticsGreek Politics
The government is gearing up for a busy legislative period in the coming months, which will include tax and pension reforms as well as the adoption of the 2020 budget.
Despite ongoing budget talks, ND eyes more relief measures in coming monthsPoliticsGreek Politics
Even though negotiations between Athens and the institutions regarding next year’s budget, and the potential fiscal gap, are continuing, New Democracy is targeting more relief measures this year and in 2020.
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The Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn burst onto the parliamentary scene overnight in 2012, to the alarm of democratic forces across Europe. Seven years later, the party finds itself out of the national and the European Parliament after losing more than half its voters.
Last-minute labour amendment, university asylum law fuel political row as third bill passesPoliticsGreek Politics
The last of the three government bills due to be adopted before Parliament’s summer recess begins was adopted on Thursday amid much acrimony.
Conflict over Competition Commission also a clash of narratives for ND, SYRIZAPoliticsGreek Politics
Parliament is due to vote on Thursday on the last of the three bills put forward by the new government in its first weeks in power, before the House closes for a brief summer recess.
ND, SYRIZA clash over public sector reforms ahead of vote on second govt billPoliticsGreek Politics
The reforms that New Democracy argues will lead to a more effective and better-run executive arm of the state are due to be adopted by Parliament on Tuesday, despite accusations from the opposition that the centre-right party is trying to fill the public administration with its own people and hamper the work of independent watchdogs.
MPs to vote on changes to governing process as opposition hits out at NDPoliticsGreek Politics
The government bill regarding the executive arm of the state is due to go before Parliament’s full assembly on Monday as the government seeks to round off its legislative activity before the end of the week, when MPs will start a short break.
Third bill on way as Athens looks to autumn reforms, negotiations with creditorsPoliticsGreek Politics
The third of three bills New Democracy wants to pass before Parliament’s summer recess is due to be submitted to the House on Friday as the government looks towards the challenges it faces in the autumn, particularly in terms of its negotiations with the institutions.
ND moves on to next bill after first round of tax cuts approvedPoliticsGreek Politics
Having secured a broad majority for its first tax bill on Tuesday, the government is moving swiftly ahead with its second draft law regarding the executive arm of the state as it seeks to take advantage of the brief period before Parliament’s summer recess.
ND sees first tax cuts as fair, hopes to build case for lower fiscal targetsPoliticsGreek Politics
The first bill to be adopted by the new Greek government since it was elected on July 7 is due to be voted through Parliament on Tuesday, introducing reductions to the ENFIA property tax for millions of homeowners and thereby fulfilling one of New Democracy’s key pre-election pledges.