The PM personally assumed the responsibility and cost by avoiding pledges, a climate of handouts, and supplementing the income of electorally crucial social group and forces.
Citizens, businessmen, and the work force are not offered solutions to their problems because the government adopts opportunistic policies.
The PM has assured us that the new, progressive political tent with SYRIZA at its core will cover the entire political spectrum 'from Social Democracy to the popular right'.
The more handouts the government announces the more the main opposition party’s lead in the polls is grows.
In the economy, the government appears for purely electotral reasons to be testing its limits with pledges, civil service hiring, and various handouts.
The SYRIZA-Independent Greeks government copied every single one of the populist ills with which post-dictatorship Greek democracy was fraught.
Alexis Tsipras attempted to write off his almost four-year record as prime minister, as if he were not personally responsible for the heavy austerity that he enforced,
Woe to the country if it expects that pensions and benefits will bring higher growth rates, as the government maintains.
There is an emerging current in the ruling party that favours early elections, even before the local and European Parliament elections in May.
The ever mounting concerns that one is beginning to see in Brussels demonstrate that the government is moving in an ominous direction.
The vileness of the defence minister’s actions against freedom of the press may dominate public debate, but at the same time there is an ongoing undeclared war within the ruling SYRIZA party. A series of guided articles, written by well-known mouthpieces of the government, have been critical of ministers – especially those whose portfolio is […]
The tolerance that was built by a harsh fiscal adjustment and the countless sacrifices of the Greek people can be revoked the moment that a fiscal derailment is discerned.
That past is too recent for the SYRIZA-Independent Greeks government not to see that unhampered promises of handouts lead to fiscal derailment and offer no political gain
Recent political history is rife with examples of supposedly generous governments which were punished harshly at the ballot box
The government persistently pledge handouts, which citizens know have no credibility, but which also harm the country and the economy due to the distrust they provoke in partners and investors
The super-primary surplus (beyond target) that Mr. Tsipras is planning to distribute should not be used to garner votes, if we do not want to jeopardise the course of the economy and the country
When the drums of handouts are beating, the markets are hardly dancing. Instead, they are reacting in a manner that can bring the Greek economy to the edge of the abyss
As those who are aware of the obligations of the government explain, there is no way not to implement the commitments enshrined in the post-bailout programme
The ENFIA real estate tax was institutionalised in order to serve the objective of the government – skinning the taxpayer in order to pledge handouts before the general election
Given New Democracy’s insistence that any handouts must not jeopardise fiscal stabilisation, the government wants to draw a line between, “conservative” and “progressive” political forces
The agenda includes promises to civil servants, talk of a suspension of pension cuts, a hike in the minimum wage, and a distribution of part of the large primary surplus