Under fire in Parliament, coalition looks to imminent conclusion of review talksPoliticsGreek Politics
Greece and its lenders head into the weekend hoping that they can conclude their technical discussions before the start of next week.
Tsipras focuses on debt relief goal as review resumes in AthensPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras took to centre stage on Tuesday evening, soon after the second review of the Greek programme resumed in Athens, and used his first televised interview for weeks to strongly defend his government and the agreement it appears to have reached with the country’s lenders.
Tsipras looks to build political capital from 2016 overperformancePoliticsGreek Politics
ELSTAT’s confirmation on Friday that the 2016 primary surplus was well in excess of the agreed target appears to have given the government a boost for the time being.
With review set to resume, Tsipras looks for post-deal strategyPoliticsGreek Politics
Following the Easter break, the Greek government’s attention will be on two main issues: Completing the review so a “global deal” can be concluded before the end of May and trying to shift the focus domestically away from the new measures and onto more positive interventions by the coalition.
Debt talks to be prime focus after EasterPoliticsGreek Politics
Talks between Greece and its lenders are heading for a brief break over the Easter weekend but are due to resume with some urgency next week, when debt relief is expected to dominate the agenda.
Debt relief moving to centre stage in programme discussionPoliticsGreek Politics
Comments by International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde regarding the debt relief that the eurozone will provide Greece have shed further the light on the discussions that lie ahead but also on the form that the domestic political debate will take.
Poll spells worse trouble for PM than concerns of party turmoilPoliticsGreek Politics
After the decision by some members of SYRIZA’s central committee to voice their objections on Sunday to the deal with the Greece’s lenders, focus is turning to the party’s parliamentary group and whether Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras should expect any nasty surprises.
Tsipras clears with relative ease first domestic hurdle to getting deal approvedPoliticsGreek Politics
SYRIZA’s central committee voted in favour of the agreement reached between the government and its lenders, helping Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras clear one of the domestic hurdles he faced following Friday’s settlement in Malta.
Athens hopes for deal at Eurogroup but doubts persistPoliticsGreek Politics
There are mixed views going into Friday’s Eurogroup in Malta about whether Greece and its lenders can reach an understanding that would pave the way for the return of the institutions to Athens and a staff-level agreement to be clinched in the coming days.
Progress seen in Brussels talks but no deal in sight yetPoliticsGreek Politics
There was progress but no breakthrough during the talks between Greek ministers and representatives of the institutions in Brussels on Tuesday evening.