Tsipras eyes expansionary measures in 2019 as he starts building post-MoU narrativePoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras gave a wide-ranging televised interview on Wednesday night in an apparent attempt to build on Tuesday’s bond issue and make one last attempt to win back some support before things wind down for August.
Bond issue mulled amid pressure from judiciary clash, Varoufakis claimsPoliticsGreek Politics
The week begins with fresh rumours of an imminent return to the markets for Greece as the government comes under more pressure due to its clash with the country’s judiciary and revelations from former ministers.
In absence of bond issue, coalition ponders next movesPoliticsGreek Politics
The fact that the much-heralded trial bond issue has moved to the back burner for the time being means that the government is focussing on the other policy areas.
Athens holds off on bond as Tsipras talks up labour marketPoliticsGreek Politics
The process for Greece to return to the international bond markets did not begin on Monday, despite some of the local media predicting in the previous days that this would be the case.
Coalition turns to growth plan for relief from negativity, poor poll numbersPoliticsGreek Politics
The government will try to focus its efforts this week on regaining some of the positive momentum evident following the conclusion of the review on June 15.
Athens wrestles with timing of market return, aiming for maximum impactPoliticsGreek Politics
Market access has replaced debt relief as a main topic of discussion in the Greek media and country’s political arena, with the government said to be considering three options regarding a return to the international bond markets.
Parliament debate yields little, wait for bailout tranche goes onPoliticsGreek Politics
A debate in Parliament on Monday which lasted more than seven hours failed to provide Greeks with a clearer picture about their immediate future as the government and opposition parties crossed swords.
PASOK launches attempt to form alliance that would rival SYRIZAPoliticsGreek Politics
PASOK leader Fofi Gennimata has initiated a process aimed at creating a new centre-left alliance that could compete with SYRIZA for votes in the future.
Some relief for coalition but bold claims about programme exit a concernPoliticsGreek Politics
The week ends with the government resolving two of the political headaches that troubled it over the past few days and with PM Alexis Tsipras in a confident mood about Greece’s prospects for returning to the bond markets.
Tsipras tries to resolve trash row as opposition goes on offensivePoliticsGreek Politics
The government looks set to overcome one of the domestic problems that has been troubling it over the last few days but others are likely to fester.