COMMENT Politics mitsotakis-6

Credibility under pressure

ANGELOS STANGOS

Yes, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ government has been unfortunate in having to deal with the huge problems of the pandemic, the Greek-Turkish crisis, the economic and social impact of these, as well as the migration crisis, which had already grown to dangerous proportions before the conservatives were elected last summer.

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Reorganize the army

EDITORIAL

Making military service obligatory at the age of 18 in Greece could have benefits that go beyond the operation of the Hellenic Armed Forces.

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George Bizos’ two Ithacas

NIKOS KONSTANDARAS

I met George Bizos when I was too young to remember it. He and my father had known each other for years, as young members of South Africa’s Greek community. I was friends with “Uncle George’s” third son, Alexi, who was my age.

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Vital support

EDITORIAL

The scope for tax cuts is narrow. The announced relief measures involving cuts in taxes and levies are limited in quantity and in applicable time.

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Greece and the new Middle East

GEORGE N. TZOGOPOULOS *

The accord between Israel and the United Arab Emirates is set to be signed at the White House today. The ceremony will also be attended by Bahrain, which became the fourth Arab country, after Egypt, Jordan and the UAE, to recognize Israel. Israel, for its part, is stepping back from its plan to annex parts of the West Bank.

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Armed with the truth

EDITORIAL

For a month now, Greece has been facing the most difficult test of its defenses in the last 25 years. At best, society will be called upon to sacrifice some of its wealth to strengthen the country and bolster its deterrence capabilities.

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Teachers call for more virus precautions

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Teachers on Thursday staged a rally in central Athens, calling for more measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus at schools, including a mandatory reduction in the number of pupils in classes to a maximum of 15. The protest was organized after the closure of several schools following Covid-19 outbreaks. [Alexandros Beltes/ANA-MPA]