Tsipras eyes further expansion into centre-left territory after reshufflePoliticsGreek Politics
With the first vote on the constitutional reform out of the way, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras conducted a cabinet reshuffle of limited scope on Friday that was most notable for its inclusion of two former PASOK MPs.
Expert report highlights systemic failings in aftermath of deadly Mati wildfire
A report commissioned by the government into the causes of wildfires in Greece has identified a number of systemic failings behind the increase in the scale and frequency of destructive events, culminating in last summer’s fire at Mati, the deadliest on record.
Gains and losses for all sides from vote on constitutional changesPoliticsGreek Politics
Thursday’s vote on the proposals put forward by the government and the opposition for changes to the Greek Constitution proved to be a mixed bag for SYRIZA and New Democracy.
SYRIZA and ND shadow box over next presidential electionPoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy denied on Thursday that it has any plans to propose former socialist prime minister Kostas Simitis or ex-PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos as future presidential candidates amid a clash with SYRIZA over how to decouple the appointment of the next head of state from possible snap elections.
Tsipras and Erdogan keep conversation going despite lack of specific gainsPoliticsForeign Policy
During Alexis Tsipras' state visit, the first in 11 years by a Greek prime minister to Ankara, Greece and Turkey made rather small and careful steps aimed at resolving their bilateral disputes.
Tsipras halts bid to help smaller parties amid opposition criticismPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras instructed parliamentary speaker Nikos Voutsis (also a SYRIZA MP) not to proceed with any changes to parliamentary rules that would impact on the privileges available to elected parties that are no longer able to muster a parliamentary group (minimum five lawmakers).
SYRIZA's move to aid small parties puts spotlight on Kammenos leveragePoliticsGreek Politics
SYRIZA has indicated that it is willing to do a favour to its former coalition partner, Independent Greeks (ANEL), whose parliamentary group is close to the point of no longer being recognised.
New Democracy counters SYRIZA's offensive, unveils renewal effortPoliticsGreek Politics
After the government’s charm offensive in the wake of the Prespes Agreement, centred on the increase to the minimum wage and the bond issue, New Democracy is attempting to wrestle back the initiative as it begins to announce its list of candidates for the next elections.
Tsipras goes big on minimum wage, hoping to enhance election hopesPoliticsGreek Politics
The increase in the minimum wage announced on Monday by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras beat expectations and confirmed that SYRIZA intends to pull out all the stops in order to boost its chances in the upcoming elections.
Name deal approved as Tsipras and Mitsotakis look ahead to political impactPoliticsGreek Politics
The Prespes Agreement, which aims to settle an almost 30-year dispute between Athens and Skopje by leading to Greece’s neighbour to change its name to North Macedonia, was approved by Greek Parliament on Friday.