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PM’s Chief of Staff, EYP spy chief resign after revelations about  hacking of PASOK leader’s phone
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PM’s Chief of Staff, EYP spy chief resign after revelations about hacking of PASOK leader’s phone

The announcement from the PM’s office said that the spy chief’s resignation was due to ‘wrong actions’ in the context of legal surveillance of Androulakis with a prosecutor’s order.

Turkish VP demands swift demilitarisation of Greek islands
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Turkish VP demands swift demilitarisation of Greek islands

'If demilitarisation of the islands is not completed as soon as possible, we shall dispute sovereignty over the islands in the framework of international law and treaties,' Fuat Oktay declared.

Editorial Ta Nea: Alliance
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Editorial Ta Nea: Alliance

The Draghi-Mitsotakis meeting was important because the Italian PM and former ECB president has a prominent position in the architecture of the EU.

Mixed messages from Mitsotakis, New Democracy MPs on snap elections
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Mixed messages from Mitsotakis, New Democracy MPs on snap elections

'When we highlight Turkish expansionism in the Eastern Mediterranean we juxtapose it to a degree to what happened between Russia and Ukraine, 'the PM said.

Osborne: ‘Deal to be done’ on sharing Parthenon Marbles
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Osborne: ‘Deal to be done’ on sharing Parthenon Marbles

'They are the supreme symbol of nobility. They are a tribute to democratic philosophy. They are our aspiration and our name. They are the essence of Greekness," Melina Mercouri had declared.

Editorial To Vima: Political risk
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Editorial To Vima: Political risk

Pollsters believe that his management of successive crises has favoured Mr. Mitsotakis, and that after three years in power ND has not suffered strategic blows

Editorial Ta Nea: The government faces pressing decisions
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Editorial Ta Nea: The government faces pressing decisions

The PM and his advisors must rev up their engines and make haste to accomplish what they did not have time to do due to the crises over the last years.

Editorial To Vima: Straight talk
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Editorial To Vima: Straight talk

Turkey's autocratic leader is an exponent of contemporary revisionism and cannot understand that Ankara cannot have its cake and eat it.

Editorial Ta Nea: It is high time for reforms
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Editorial Ta Nea: It is high time for reforms

Despite the raging war in Ukraine and its impact on all of Europe, reforms must be implemented swiftly in all areas, especially ones delayed for years.

Amidst uproar over skyrocketing energy costs, Mitsotakis announces rebates for households
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Amidst uproar over skyrocketing energy costs, Mitsotakis announces rebates for households

Energy costs have doubled and in some cases tripled for households and businesses since a year ago and the situation has literally battered a very large percentage of middle class Greek households.

Editorial To Vima: We must do more to promote peace
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Editorial To Vima: We must do more to promote peace

The US is leading the entire effort in Ukraine, but the Americans are 5,000 miles from the theatre of military operations, and the Europeans will necessarily face most of the consequences of the war.

Op-Ed: Show duels
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Op-Ed: Show duels

Will Syriza continue with the same opposition tack as it has adopted so far, and if so what would be the purpose of a debate? What is the special circumstance that would vanish after a single debate?

Editorial Ta Nea: Opportunity in centrist politics
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Editorial Ta Nea: Opportunity in centrist politics

As long as SYRIZA continues to appeal mainly to the emotions of the public, both PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis and centre-left KINAL leader Nikos Androulakis have an opportunity to gain ground among centrist voters.

Small Dodecanese isle of Halki declared Greece’s first ‘GR-eco’ island
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Small Dodecanese isle of Halki declared Greece’s first ‘GR-eco’ island

“Local residents, in cooperation with the municipality, will produce the energy they consume”, Mitsotakis said in opening the event.

Blinken underlines US ‘respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity’ in letter to Mitsotakis
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Blinken underlines US ‘respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity’ in letter to Mitsotakis

The specific reference to the implementation of international law specifically in the Eastern Mediterranean sends a clear measure to Ankara at a time when it is actively challenging and disputing Greece’s and Cyprus’ rights under international law in the region.

Greek PM on draft legislation – Aim is for no animal be abandoned or abused
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Greek PM on draft legislation – Aim is for no animal be abandoned or abused

The draft legislation was ratified at the Parliament committee level this week and will soon reach the legislature’s floor for debate and a subsequent plenary vote

AHEPA honors Greek PM Mitsotakis, Cyprus President Anastasiades and shipowner Marinakis
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AHEPA honors Greek PM Mitsotakis, Cyprus President Anastasiades and shipowner Marinakis

The convention is taking place in Athens

PM Mitsotakis: Proposal for a national target to ban the circulation of internal combustion engines in transport
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PM Mitsotakis: Proposal for a national target to ban the circulation of internal combustion engines in transport

The need for society and the new generation to become allies in planning to tackle climate change issues was raised by the Prime Minister during his speech to the competent committee of the Parliament for the discussion of a new climate law.

Editorial To Vima: The old wolf doesn’t change
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Editorial To Vima: The old wolf doesn’t change

The truth is that Antonis Samaras is not operating in a vacuum. For decades he has had an intransigent stance on national issues and has played the nationalist card,

Μητσοτάκης : Δωρεάν και το 2021 τα φάρμακα στους συνταξιούχους
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Δωρεάν φάρμακα και το 2021 στους συνταξιούχους - Η ανάρτηση Μητσοτάκη

Ο πρωθυπουργός τόνισε ότι είναι προσωπική του επιλογή να διατηρηθεί το ευνοϊκό καθεστώς που με κυβερνητική απόφαση ίσχυσε και κατά το 2020.

Editorial Ta Nea: The lesson
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Editorial Ta Nea: The lesson

As PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis underlined, “The trial of racism, prejudice, and violence in society is perpetual.” The outcome of this battle is a matter of the utmost importance for all of us.

Η ομιλία του Κυριάκου Μητσοτάκη στον ΟΗΕ
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Η ομιλία του Κυριάκου Μητσοτάκη στον ΟΗΕ

Παρακολουθήστε ζωντανά την ομιλία του πρωθυπουργού στην 75η Σύνοδο της Γενικής Συνέλευσης του ΟΗΕ με θέμα: «Το μέλλον που θέλουμε, τα Ηνωμένα Έθνη που χρειαζόμαστε». Ο Κυριάκος Μητσοτάκης αναμένεται να επικεντρώσει την ομιλιά του στην αντιμετώπιση του κοροναϊού αλλά και στις γεωπολιτικές προκλήσεις στην Ανατολική Μεσόγειο με αιχμή τις ελληνοτουρκικές σχέσεις

Defying criticism government to construct closed migrant centres, seeks Berlin’s support for burden-sharing
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Defying criticism government to construct closed migrant centres, seeks Berlin’s support for burden-sharing

'They must know that we don’t want them here,” New Democracy MP Konstantinos Bogdanos, among the party’s most right-wing members said of economic migrants.

Editorial To Vima: The insurance ‘reform’
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Editorial To Vima: The insurance ‘reform’

Experts doubt whether the feasibility study on insurance system reform presents credible projections and guarantees regarding the viability of the system.

Editorial: The trap of fatigue
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Editorial: The trap of fatigue

The opposition’s policy is to seep into the fissures that government policy creates in society.

Editorial Ta Nea: Constant checks
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Editorial Ta Nea: Constant checks

The PM was clear in his speech at TIF when he declared no growth is acceptable when it is gained at the expense of labour rights.

Tsipras blasts Mitsotakis’ policies at TIF
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Tsipras blasts Mitsotakis’ policies at TIF

"We disagree with New Democracy's growth model and we believe it can't lead us to growth" Tsipras said.

Market, citizens’ optimism key for economic rebound
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Market, citizens’ optimism key for economic rebound

It is now the responsibility of the PM to clearly articulate the message of a strong and ambitious economic restart.

Lower primary surplus remains top priority Mitsotakis tells TIF news conference
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Lower primary surplus remains top priority Mitsotakis tells TIF news conference

Mitsotakis noted that the situation inherited by his government in the economy was is not rosy but that it will be possible to implement its policies due to an over-performance in revenues during the last two months.

ΔΕΘ: Όλες οι φοροελαφρύνσεις που ανακοίνωσε ο Κυριάκος Μητσοτάκης
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ΔΕΘ: Όλες οι φοροελαφρύνσεις που ανακοίνωσε ο Κυριάκος Μητσοτάκης

Φοροελαφρύνσεις που στόχο έχουν να τονώσουν τη μεσαία τάξη εξήγγειλε ο Κυριάκος Μητσοτάκης από το βήμα της 84ης ΔΕΘ, όπου μίλησε για πρώτη φορά ως πρωθυπουργός

Editorial To Vima: The Greek economy can grow in leaps and bounds
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Editorial To Vima: The Greek economy can grow in leaps and bounds

Now expectations are clearly positive and everyone expects that an economy freed of the ideological fixations of the previous period can leap forward as long as a climate of renewal is maintained

Government braces for major refugee crisis
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Government braces for major refugee crisis

The government will swiftly present a comprehensive plan outlining policies and measures to address the crisis.

Greek-Dutch agricultural cooperation planned after Mitsotakis-Rutte talks
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Greek-Dutch agricultural cooperation planned after Mitsotakis-Rutte talks

'After 10 years of crisis, Greece is broadening its horizons, and we do not forget that Europe stood by our side,' Mitsotakis said.

Editorial To Vima: What Mitsotakis gained from Merkel
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Editorial To Vima: What Mitsotakis gained from Merkel

Regarding the migration-refugee issue that has bedeviled Greece the two leaders expressed agreement on the way to handle it.

Mitsotakis briefs Merkel on government programme, discusses green development
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Mitsotakis briefs Merkel on government programme, discusses green development

'We are examining with Germany a green development plan which we will present to the chancellor in December,’ the PM underlined.

Editorial Ta Nea: Deeds
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Editorial Ta Nea: Deeds

'We are aware of the tensions Greece faces in the Eastern Mediterraean. The Eastern Mediterranean makes your country important in the region,' Macron stated.

Editorial Ta Nea: Solidarity
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Editorial Ta Nea: Solidarity

The man who is responsible for the existence of RescEU, the tireless Cypriot European Commissioner Evripidis Stylianides, hastened to our country to take part in the coordination of the efforts.

Editorial To Vima: The times are not propitious for the Mitsotakis government
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Editorial To Vima: The times are not propitious for the Mitsotakis government

The times are not propitious for Mr. Mitsotakis. He must act swiftly and decisively. In these tough times there is no room for reservations and indecisiveness.

Editorial To Vima: Dress rehearsal for consensus
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Editorial To Vima: Dress rehearsal for consensus

Citizens have no more patience for futile battles and they demand consensus on how to achieve progress and prosperity.

Editorial Ta Nea: Mitsotakis’ great anti-smoking wager
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Editorial Ta Nea: Mitsotakis’ great anti-smoking wager

Naturally, there will be resistance based on the supposed rights of smokers and on the financial interests of venues the clienteles of which include smokers.

Editorial To Vima: What Mitsotakis can bring, what Tsipras could not understand
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Editorial To Vima: What Mitsotakis can bring, what Tsipras could not understand

With his actions and choices Mr. Mitsotakis signaled that he leads a government which has its own plan and programme for an exit from the crisis

Mitsotakis calls for end to Turkish occupation in Cyprus
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Mitsotakis calls for end to Turkish occupation in Cyprus

Anastasiades underscored the crucial importance of existing trilateral cooperations in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Editorial Ta Nea: Return to normalcy
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Editorial Ta Nea: Return to normalcy

A barrage of draft legislation which signals the government’s outlook and overall plan will be tabled in Parliament this week.

Editorial To Vima: Promises and the invincible monster
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Editorial To Vima: Promises and the invincible monster

Every Greek citizen has suffered the martyrdom of dealing with a monstrous and constantly expanding bureaucracy.

Editorial To Vima: Looking to the future, not the past
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Editorial To Vima: Looking to the future, not the past

Will the government’s plan and decisiveness in implementing it prove stronger than the resistance that it will undoubtedly come up against?

Mitsotakis receives parliamentary confidence vote
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Mitsotakis receives parliamentary confidence vote

'I am convinced that we will manage to bring the bright Greece that we all deserve,' Mitsotakis declared.

Tsipras accuses Mitsotakis of populism in confidence vote debate
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Tsipras accuses Mitsotakis of populism in confidence vote debate

'He is the man who for three-and-a-half years clamoured for elections, engaged in disaster-mongering, and predicted our failure even though he knew that we were putting a derailed economy back on track,”the former PM said.

Editorial Ta Nea: Leaps
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Editorial Ta Nea: Leaps

Judging by the political programme that PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis tabled in Parliament it appears that the overarching aim of the government is to produce as soon as possible palpable results for society.

Editorial To Vima: Time and tolerance
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Editorial To Vima: Time and tolerance

The government is now obliged to present in detail its plan and programme and to implement it swiftly.

Mitsotakis makes good on limited healthcare, police hiring
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Mitsotakis makes good on limited healthcare, police hiring

Priority will be given to filling 2,450 positions in the healthcare sector.

Margaritis Schinas: From chief spokesman to European Commissioner
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Margaritis Schinas: From chief spokesman to European Commissioner

As the face of the European C omission during the more recent part of the Greek crisis, Schinas often was called upon to explain relations between the EU and Athens, usefully elucidating the complex relationship for international journalists.

Regling tells Athens to stick to the programme, lower primary surplus later
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Regling tells Athens to stick to the programme, lower primary surplus later

'The Prime Minister underlined the importance of reforms that will bolster economic growth and job creation, and which are the central pledges of the newly-elected Greek government.'

Questions over why ex-police chief whom Mitsotakis wanted sacked over Mati now got top ministry post
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Questions over why ex-police chief whom Mitsotakis wanted sacked over Mati now got top ministry post

During the deadly Mati wildfire, the handling of the situation by Greek Police made matters worse as policemen were telling drivers to leave from Marathonos Avenue and to head to Mati,

Government sets six priorities on refugees, migration
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Government sets six priorities on refugees, migration

'Greece is an important agent of stability in the broader region. This great issue which is with us for good will be managed in the best possible manner,' said Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos.

Athens recognises Guaido, reverses SYRIZA policy
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Athens recognises Guaido, reverses SYRIZA policy

The previous SYRIZA government of Alexis Tsipras steadfastly refused to recognise Guaido as interim president on the grounds that President Nicolas Maduro was the democratically elected leader, and that such recognition would not facilitate a peaceful transition of power.

Editorial To Vima: Without self-deceptions
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Editorial To Vima: Without self-deceptions

It is unprecedented at least for Greece for ministers to be handed envelopes outlining the duties and targets of each ministry and to be informed that they will be constantly monitored by a team operating under the PM.

Greece, US blast Ankara over illegal drilling off Turkish-occupied Karpas Peninsula
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Greece, US blast Ankara over illegal drilling off Turkish-occupied Karpas Peninsula

It is the first condemnation of Turkey’s actions in the Eastern Mediterranean since New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis took power and appointed veteran conservative MP Nikos Dendias, an attorney, as foreign minister.

Tight surveillance, evaluation of ministers under Mitsotakis’ ‘new governance model’
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Tight surveillance, evaluation of ministers under Mitsotakis’ ‘new governance model’

'Every minister receives an envelope with the strategic plan for his or her remit which outlines our central targets, timetables, working groups, and the necessary support. We are planning, implementing, and evaluating our policies with a single objective, to make the lives of citizens better.'

Editorial Ta Nea: Threats
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Editorial Ta Nea: Threats

The country seems to slowly be leaving the crisis behind but a state of emergency exists in various sectors which could set alight a new fire.

Mitsotakis receives congratulatory calls from Trump, Pence
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Mitsotakis receives congratulatory calls from Trump, Pence

The Greek readout indicated that both leaders agreed on the need to deepen exceptionally good bilateral relations.

Editorial Ta Nea: Success is everyone’s affair
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Editorial Ta Nea: Success is everyone’s affair

The PM’s personal ambitions concern the entire country. His wager is a wager that concerns the social whole.

NYT explains how ‘underestimated’ Mitsotakis beat detractors, gained power
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NYT explains how ‘underestimated’ Mitsotakis beat detractors, gained power

'As someone who supports private enterprise and has voted in favor of L.G.B.T. rights and a less stringent approach on migration, Mr. Mitsotakis had to win over the party’s traditionalists, conservatives and right-wingers,' the report states.

Editorial To Vima: An opportunity for Mitsotakis, a lesson for Tsipras
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Editorial To Vima: An opportunity for Mitsotakis, a lesson for Tsipras

Citizens with their vote yesterday chose to have both a strong government and a strong opposition.

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis sworn in at Presidential Mansion
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Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis sworn in at Presidential Mansion

Mitsotakis, the son of the late conservative prime minister Constantine Mitsotakis, chose to be accompanied only his wife Mareva Grabowski and their three children – Sophia, Konstantinos, and Daphne.

Reuters sees austerity, unemployment behind ND landslide
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Reuters sees austerity, unemployment behind ND landslide

Mitsotakis said in a televised address that the election outcome gave him a strong and clear mandate to change Greece.

Mitsotakis wins in landslide, to be sworn in at 1pm tomorrow
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Mitsotakis wins in landslide, to be sworn in at 1pm tomorrow

New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis is scheduled to be sworn in as Prime Minister by President Prokopis Pavlopoulos at the Presidential Mansion at 1pm tomorrow, 8 July.

Mitsotakis seeks strong mandate to hit the ground running, has made all cabinet picks
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Mitsotakis seeks strong mandate to hit the ground running, has made all cabinet picks

The greater the aggregate percentage of the vote of parties that fail to pass the three percent threshold to enter Parliament, the lower the percentage that ND will need to clinch a parliamentary majority

Greek youth turn to New Democracy with hopes of better future
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Greek youth turn to New Democracy with hopes of better future

Mitsotakis has indeed made the youth vote a central part of his campaign, pledging to the social group with the largest percentage of unemployment well-paying new jobs and blasting the government for handing out benefits instead of backing the youth.

Mitsotakis stirs hopes of economic growth, no space for tax cuts says FAZ
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Mitsotakis stirs hopes of economic growth, no space for tax cuts says FAZ

'He is not among those in New Democracy who governed between 2004-2009 and who led the country with their irresponsible economic policy a step closer to catastrophe,' the Germany daily says of the ND leader.

Editorial Ta Nea: Opportunity
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Editorial Ta Nea: Opportunity

There is an expectation that there will not be a repeat of phenomena of extreme populism that deeply wounded the country, most notably with the extension of the crisis for an extra four years.

Mitsotakis pledges to ‘jolt the economy into a different growth trajectory’
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Mitsotakis pledges to ‘jolt the economy into a different growth trajectory’

'He wants to unblock privatisations, reduce what he calls the state’s needlessly large footprint and make sure that Greece borrows at the same cost as other European countries,' Reuters reports.

Editorial To Vima: Take your life in your hands!
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Editorial To Vima: Take your life in your hands!

The government is lacking in credibility, especially if one takes into account the delusions and self-deceptions that characterised its term in office and the accumulated burdens created by its obvious mistakes.

Editorial Ta Nea: The path to recovery
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Editorial Ta Nea: The path to recovery

An environment of political stability is required in order for the country to ensure an unhindered path to recovery.

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