Opposition renews attack on government over hospital capacityPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s announcement of fines for unvaccinated over-60s has further widened the divide between government and opposition on the handling of the pandemic, as cases appear to fall but hospitalisations continue to surge.
Surprise handout announcement provokes storm of criticism from oppositionPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis ended weeks of speculation by announcing that low-paid pensioners and people with disabilities are to receive a year-end payment to help with skyrocketing living costs.
SYRIZA squeezes govt over relationship with mediaPoliticsGreek Politics
Greek Parliament debated on Friday SYRIZA’s proposal, backed by other opposition parties as well, for an inquiry into almost 40 million euros handed out by the government to local media firms, which New Democracy’s rivals claim was a thinly disguised attempt to influence coverage in the conservatives’ favour.
PM stands firm on Covid rules as health data deteriorates fastPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis insisted on Monday that his government has no intention of curtailing the freedoms of Greeks who have been vaccinated, even though concern about the spread of Covid on the community grew over the weekend.
Tsipras tries to put PM on spot by pushing for 800-euro min wagePoliticsGreek Politics
SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras has gone on the offensive against the government, calling for the minimum wage to be raised to 800 euros and for the consumption tax on fuel to be lowered as counter-measures to confront the wave of inflation troubling Greek households.
Leaders joust over Covid policy as death toll rises but public interest wanesPoliticsGreek Politics
The government’s handling of the pandemic came under scrutiny again on Monday as leaders debated the latest Covid developments in Parliament.
Evia flooding reopens government's summer woundsPoliticsGreek Politics
Flooding on the island of Evia over the weekend indicates that the government has not yet been able to put behind it the fallout from this summer’s wildfires, which cost New Democracy and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis some points in the opinion polls that have been published since September.
France defence pact secures strong backing despite questions over finances, motivesPoliticsGreek Politics
Greece’s defence agreement with France, including the purchase of at least three warships, received strong approval in Greek Parliament on Thursday despite becoming a point of contention between the government and main opposition.
Support for ND and PM ebbs, but SYRIZA still flounderingPoliticsGreek Politics
A new opinion poll published on Thursday is the latest to show a significant drop in the support for the centre-right government and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis over the past few months, but with none of this translating into a direct benefit for the main opposition party, SYRIZA
KINAL launches leadership contest to settle internal disquiet ahead of electionsPoliticsGreek Politics
As Greece’s main political parties gear up for what is widely seen as an extended election campaign, centre-left KINAL, currently third in the polls, has announced the dates for its leadership elections in December.