Iglesias and Tsipras both sought to portray their concurrent rise to political influence as the inevitable reaction to austerity policies as a remedy to the financial crisis.


26.09.2020 / 12:45

A week after a disastrous storm pummeled central Greece, wreaking havoc in the city of Karditsa and claiming four lives, efforts are under way to repair homes, businesses and infrastructure with experts estimating that the city will need years to recover.

27.06.2020 / 14:58

The phone conversation on Friday between Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was widely seen as a first step toward restoring channels of communication between Athens and Ankara, which were completely suspended in the previous period, and deemed necessary for any prospect of de-escalating tensions between the two countries. 

23.11.2019 / 17:08

Will the government’s plan for managing the refugee and migration crisis provide a solution to the problem? The chances are slight. The present government, like that before it, is navigating largely uncharted waters.

25.08.2019 / 08:08

The photo of Boris Johnson putting his foot on a coffee table during talks in Paris with French President Emmanuel Macron sparked controversy, even if the British prime minister did appear to be responding to a joke by his host.

18.08.2019 / 18:32

Elafonisos, Mount Hymettus, Evia: Within just a few days, three fires – with the latter being the most destructive – tested the adequacy, limits and endurance of the state apparatus, on issues ranging from firefighting to civil protection. 

11.08.2019 / 10:13

Athens has been allowed to fall into such a state of disrepair that minor corrections longer suffice to disguise the lengthy neglect of the city and its infrastructure. The city has been suffering for a long time, partly due to the protracted economic crisis, and it is often hard to believe it is a European capital.

10.07.2019 / 09:38

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is on Wednesday to present his ministers with specific targets they will need to meet and a code of conduct that will include a ban on hiring relatives, during a televised session of his new cabinet.

07.09.2018 / 21:44

With his speech on Saturday at the Thessaloniki International Fair, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will seek to strike a delicate balance between convincing a frustrated electorate that Greece has indeed entered a new era and assuring international markets that it will remain on the path of reforms.

04.09.2018 / 16:02

The government views the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) that begins this weekend as an opportunity to get the message out that it can now draft policy without the external constraints imposed by the country’s bailout programs.

31.08.2018 / 09:23

With the Greek government eager to push the reset button and reverse its slide in the polls, senior officials hinted again Thursday that pre-agreed pension cuts in January could be scrapped.

27.08.2018 / 21:26

In a move seen as a precursor to an imminent cabinet reshuffle and an effort by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to revamp the ruling leftist party, influential Interior Minister Panos Skourletis was appointed on Monday as SYRIZA’s new central committee general secretary.