Coalition hits some turbulence but expects cohesion for multi-bill votePoliticsGreek Politics
The coalition is not expecting any nasty surprises in Monday’s vote on the extensive multi-bill it submitted to Parliament last week despite some last-minute unrest within the government.
Coalition focuses on positives as MPs gear up for vote on vast multi-billPoliticsGreek Politics
The government is preparing to submit a multi-bill that will reportedly stretch to around 600 pages and is expecting that it will receive full support from SYRIZA and Independent Greeks (ANEL) MPs.
Athens gears up for name talks as coalition and opposition try to define their positionsPoliticsForeign Policy
Momentum is building towards a new round of negotiations between Athens and Skopje, mediated by United Nations envoy Matthew Nimetz, amid much political discussion about the matter in Greece.
Busy January ahead for coalition, which rebuffs accusations over Turkish airmenPoliticsGreek Politics
The end of the Christmas and New Year festivities means that political life in Greece is set to return to its normal rhythm, with January promising to be a particularly busy month.
Tsipras focussed on MoU exit in 2018 but will have to avoid pitfallsPoliticsGreek Politics
While the government is preparing to start 2018 with its focus fully on completing the third review in January, it ends 2017 under pressure from the main opposition party to clarify its stance on talks with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) to resolve the longstanding name dispute between Athens and Skopje.
Coalition in last-minute legislative rush, extends helping hand to MPsPoliticsGreek Politics
Having passed the 2018 budget earlier this week, the government is continuing a busy week of parliamentary activity with a couple of draft laws and several key amendments before the Christmas break.
Parliament gears up for budget vote as auction concerns persistPoliticsGreek Politics
Parliament is preparing for a vote on the 2018 budget late on Tuesday, with opinion polls giving differing views of the political balance in Greece as the year comes to an end.
Mitsotakis bids for nation's soul, Tsipras ramps up handoutsPoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis attempted to rally his party over the weekend by launching a strong attack on the government, which Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras tried to repel.
PM stands ground on property auctions despite broad concernPoliticsGreek Politics
More electronic auctions of repossessed properties took place this week, as the government had agreed with its lenders, but the coalition continues to see these transactions as potentially damaging to its political fortunes.
Tsipras eyes four-year term but snap polls an option after MoU exitPoliticsGreek Politics
Alexis Tsipras has underlined again his intention to see out his four-year term as prime minister or, at the very least, not to call national elections before Greece has exited the third programme next summer.