Tax cuts spearhead Mitsotakis's message in ThessalonikiPoliticsGreek Politics
Claiming that Greece is “turning a page” and that the positive impact from the change in government is already visible, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced a range of tax cuts at the Thessaloniki Expo on Saturday and insisted that New Democracy will take the steps needed to boost investment and growth.
Mitsotakis courts French investments, announces corporate tax cutsPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Thursday to discuss a wide range of topics to do with bilateral and European relations, as well as the Greek investment and reform agenda.
Government looks to boost business-friendly credentials with visits, progress on investmentsPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is travelling to Paris on Thursday for a meeting with President Emmanuel Macron.
Brussels urges Athens to remain on reform path as fourth post-MoU review loomsEconomyProgramme
The European Commission (EC) marked on Tuesday the first anniversary from the completion of Greece’s third adjustment programme - a 3-year adjustment effort with emphasis on structural reforms and provided loans of just short of 62 billion euros via the European Stability Mechanism (ESM).
ND lining up tax, development and labour legislation for autumnPoliticsGreek Politics
Although Greek Parliament is closed for its brief summer recess, there is still plenty of focus on the new government’s legislative plans, which are expected to be in full flow in the autumn.
Amid clash over watchdog, ND expects reforms to deliver more effective governancePoliticsGreek Politics
The government’s second bill, regarding the executive arm of the state, was approved by Parliament late on Tuesday amid further disagreements between New Democracy and SYRIZA about whether the new legislation will lead to more accountable and transparent governance.
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.
Staikouras strikes note of caution on fiscal space and tax cutsEconomyProgramme
Greece’s finance minister revealed in an interview with Kathimerini newspaper over the weekend that the range of tax relief measures the governing party had pledged in the election campaign will be subject to the available fiscal space in 2020, which needs to be discussed and agreed with the European creditors.
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.