Snap election scenarios circulate as ND's pandemic response fuels surge in pollsPoliticsGreek Politics
A number of developments linked to the coronavirus crisis have led to speculation in the Greek media about the possibility of a snap election in the summer or early autumn.
Medics highlight weaknesses in frontline care as parties debate emergency measuresPoliticsGreek Politics
The government has announced it will step up checks on highways and at ports and airports ahead of Greek Orthodox Easter next Sunday to ensure it keeps a lid on the coronavirus outbreak, which has yet to test Greece’s health service to the full.
Coronavirus outbreaks highlight limited progress in disbanding hotspots for migrantsPoliticsGreek Politics
While Greek government officials are beginning to express reserved optimism over the success of the lockdown measures in controlling the spread of coronavirus among the general population, a handful of confirmed cases in migrant housing facilities have highlighted the risk posed by crowded living conditions in the camps.
Greek government goes digital under lockdown, as more coronavirus clusters emergePoliticsGreek Politics
The coronavirus crisis has not been entirely without its positives for Greeks, one of which has been the acceleration of e-government and the provision of online services.
ND to unveil more economic support as coronavirus restrictions are extendedPoliticsGreek Politics
The government is gearing up for the announcement of a new set of measures to help struggling businesses as the lockdown looks set to stretch well into April.
PM orders lockdown as opposition focusses on health system's capacityPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced a lockdown on Sunday night after a discernible rise in the number of coronavirus-related deaths and confirmed cases.
Poll suggests broad support for border closure, continued concern about islandsPoliticsGreek Politics
The first major opinion poll published since the closure of Greek-Turkish border crossings appears to back up the sense that there is strong support for the government’s decision across the political spectrum.
Tsipras challenges Mitsotakis as probe into scandal rekindles rivalryPoliticsGreek Politics
SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras has challenged Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to take him to a special court in connection to the handling of the Novartis case when the left-wing party was in power.
Latest Novartis clash signals deeper battle over role of judiciaryPoliticsGreek Politics
The Novartis affair has resurfaced to disrupt the relative calm in Greek party politics, with New Democracy accusing SYRIZA of trying to cover up its attempts to tarnish its political opponents with made-up corruption claims and the opposition claiming that the government is trying to pervert the course of justice.
SYRIZA looks back at time in office as it searches for way forwardPoliticsGreek Politics
Seven months after it was roundly defeated in the general elections by New Democracy, SYRIZA officials have delivered their assessment of the party’s performance while in office.