Tensions within SYRIZA en route to membership ballot, party conferencePoliticsGreek Politics
Tensions have flared up among rival factions in SYRIZA, as the main opposition party tries to find its footing against the New Democracy government and stake out a territory in the post-MoU political landscape.
PM hopes solo run can lead to settlement of football disputePoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has taken it upon himself to try to resolve the storm created by a dispute involving the country’s top football teams and their owners, which is threatening unpredictable political consequences.
Internal party rivalries prove a hassle for Mitsotakis and TsiprasPoliticsGreek Politics
Following his return from talks with French President Emmanuel Macron and European Council President Charles Michel in Paris and Brussels on Wednesday, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis chaired a cabinet meeting in Athens on Thursday.
Mitsotakis eyes multiple benefits after nominating top judge to be first female presidentPoliticsGreek Politics
Kyriakos Mitsotakis has named Council of State president Katerina Sakellaropoulou as his party’s candidate to become Greece’s first female head of state in a move that counters recent criticism about the lack of women in his cabinet and puts pressure on his political rivals to back New Democracy’s proposal.
PM gets no change out of opposition leaders on US trip, electoral lawPoliticsGreek Politics
Fresh from his trip to Washington, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with opposition leaders on Friday and was reminded that he would not have an easy ride from his political rivals over plans for closer defence cooperation with the US and his bid to change the electoral law.
Mitsotakis sets aside talk of next Greek president to meet Trump at White HousePoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is due to meet US President Donald Trump at the White House on Tuesday, just days after Greece, Cyprus and Israel signed the EastMed pipeline accord, a project that has been strongly backed by Washington.
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 outlines social dividend plans as Tsipras points way for SYRIZAPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Sunday how this year’s excess primary surplus will be spread out, overshadowing much of New Democracy’s congress and an apparent break from the party ranks by former conservative leader Antonis Samaras.
ND and SYRIZA set aside social dividend talk to focus on internal issuesPoliticsGreek Politics
Amid incessant speculation about what kind of excess surplus the government will share out and who it will go to, New Democracy and SYRIZA are diverting some of their attention to internal party matters as well.
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.