Parties trade blows over name deal, corruption claims in fraught atmospherePoliticsGreek Politics
SYRIZA and New Democracy continued on Wednesday the spat that was sparked by the allegations from opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Parliament regarding the Macedonia name deal being the product of an exchange between the government and Greece’s lenders over the pension cuts that were due next year.
Name deal uncertainty set to continue despite ANEL attempt to clarify stancePoliticsGreek Politics
The Macedonia name issue continues to dominate the domestic political agenda even thought SYRIZA’s junior coalition partner, Independent Greeks (ANEL), claimed on Tuesday that they have no intention of bringing down the government over this matter.
Spotlight on To Potami as doubts surface about Macedonia name dealPoliticsGreek Politics
After months on the fringes of Greece’s political scene, the small centrist party To Potami, is centre stage again due to speculation that it may be re-considering its position on the Macedonia name deal, with potential ramifications for the Prespes Agreement and what alliances will be formed before and after the next elections.
Tsipras visit to Moscow confirms thaw in relations with Russia after diplomatic spatPoliticsForeign Policy
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s visit to Moscow last week and the warm remarks made by him and Russian President Vladimir Putin during a press conference that followed their meeting at the Kremlin last Friday means Greek-Russian relations appear to be back on track after last summer’s diplomatic crisis.
Parties vie for voters' attention as New Democracy prepares for congressPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was in Moscow to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday but at home, the government and opposition election machinery was picking up speed.
Scandal allegations playing growing role in path towards electionsPoliticsGreek Politics
As Greece moves towards the general elections that will take place next year the claims and counter-claims, from SYRIZA and New Democracy in particular, regarding scandals look set to intensify.
New Democracy increases pressure on potential supporters of Prespes AgreementPoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy kept up the pressure over the Macedonia name issue on Wednesday despite attempts by Skopje to row back from comments by Prime Minister Zoran Zaev which were interpreted by some as referring to a so-called “Macedonian” minority in Greece.
Mitsotakis on offensive over Macedonia name deal after Zaev commentsPoliticsGreek Politics
The Greek government found itself in an awkward position on Tuesday when New Democracy seized on unconfirmed comments by Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) Prime Minister Zoran Zaev regarding the use of the Macedonian language.
Mitsotakis treads carefully as pupils protest Macedonia name dealPoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis sought to distance his party from the recent spate of sit-ins and protests by school pupils, mostly in northern Greece, in relation to the Macedonia name issue.
Tsipras points to tax cuts as example of bailout exit benefitsPoliticsGreek Politics
Alexis Tsipras argued in Parliament on Wednesday, as the coalition unveiled the details of this year’s “social dividend” and the reduction to ENFIA property level and corporation levy to be implemented next year, that his government is only now beginning to show its true colours as far as economic and fiscal policy are concerned.