Encouragement for Tsipras ahead of key vote on name dealPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s hopes of securing the five extra votes he needs in Parliament to pass the Prespes Agreement received a boost over Christmas ahead of what is shaping up to be a defining moment for his government.
Budget approved as party machinations intensifyPoliticsGreek Politics
The 2019 budget was voted through Parliament on Tuesday night following another head-on clash between SYRIZA and New Democracy, with the significant developments emanating from MPs switching their allegiances.
Bomb blast fuels political clash as ND limits Tsipras's options on name dealPoliticsGreek Politics
Since Monday morning, the domestic debate in Greece has been dominated by the bomb blast at the headquarters of Kathimerini newspaper and Skai TV and radio, potentially overshadowing other serious developments on the political scene.
Mitsotakis pledges more benefits, new faces as election build-up intensifiesPoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis added to the economic pledge he has already made over the last few months at the party’s congress over the weekend as he goes in search of a new boost in the polls that would make a clear majority for the conservatives at the next national elections as certain as possible.
SYRIZA and ND keep name dispute alive as poll shows narrower gapPoliticsGreek Politics
The row between SYRIZA and New Democracy over the claims made by opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis rumbled on for another day on Thursday as two opinion polls showed a narrower gap between the two parties than other recent surveys.
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.