When PM as leader of the top party [SYRIZA has long trailed behind ND in all polls] raises the prospect of a coalition government, other party leaders cannot dodge the issue and turn a blind eye to new realities.
Alexis Tsipras avoided referring to the real reason for a move that is viewed as sensationalist even by his loyal comrades, as the government is not in danger of renegade New Democracy MPs voting it down.
The PM did not have the necessary time to implement and advance his plans. Less than six months into his term, he was confronted with an unprecedented pandemic which took by surprise and rocked governments all over the world.
The prospect of a higher electoral percentage has made many consider a return to their Social Democratic political home, and many voters who over the last years disappointedly chose not to vote are looking for a party that can express them.
The stance regarding the pandemic of opposition MPs in Parliament yesterday is cause for concern and raises the question of whether they have realised that they are undermining the national effort.
The study found that the mortality of intubated patients being treated outside of ICUs was a whopping 87 percent higher than patients in ICUs, although that pertains to the five percent patients.
Nobody is asking SYRIZA not to criticise the government. One is asking it to do the job assigned to it well, to push the government to speed up the vaccine rollout, and to unreservedly support vaccination.
The invective concerned loans given by banks which were not audited by the Bank of Greece, whereas a loan taken by the MP and which was being serviced was investigated by the country’s central bank.
Regarding Greece’s procurement of three French Belharra frigates – which is essentially the centrepiece of the agreement - Mitsotakis stressed that the deal secured for Greece “the best possible price with the greatest possible speed [of delivery]”.
The main opposition leader and former PM began by accusing ruling conservative New Democracy of neglecting the youth and blaming it for all the ills of society, such as the “corona parties” that trigger the super-spreading of COVID-19.
SYRIZA underlines that the average percentage of workers in Europe covered by collective bargaining contracts is 60 percent and that in Greece it is currently just 14 percent. It maintains that the percentage will drop further due to provisions in the new labour law.
As regards the overall evaluation of the record of the government of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis,Two years into his term and 15 months after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government enjoys a 53.7 percent approval rating,
'For us, war is not the solution, nor is a Cold War based on frozen clashes. If you permit a clash to fester for a long time then the ice melts only through clashes as we see in many parts of the world,' the former PM said.
As regards the political terrain in Greece, main opposition Syriza appears to be rushing to build new alliances and to don a new cloak. In the morning the party loves US President Joe Biden. In the afternoon it is close to the Eurosocialists.
One witness maintains that during the SYRIZA administration it was the PM’s office that “conceived of the idea” of creating a television station that would act as a government mouthpiece.
The experience of the first wave of the pandemic proved that citizens themselves possess the strongest weapon to confront the pandemic,that we have the power to transcend our flaws
Pavlos Polakis, he coarse native of the Cretan town of Sfakia, which is historically known for its bravery, is not the exception in Syriza but rather an organic part of the party.
The sordid revelations about an attempt to cover up officials’ responsibility for the July, 2018, Mati wildfire that claimed 102 lives have stunned public opinion and offend both the memory of the dead.
Let us protect the prestige of institutions and politicians and let the entire system (and its branches that tried to push the country back to dark times) come to light.
The level of debate in Parliament yesterday was a far cry from what one used to see in the tumultuous years of Greece’s bailout memorandum and prior to that.
The country’s candidacy and accession to the European Economic Community was an inspired and bold move, yet Greece failed to properly incorporate the principles and rules of the environment offered
Πρώτη κατοικία, κατώτατος μισθός, 13η σύνταξη μπορεί να φέρει ΣΥΡΙΖΑ και ΚΙΝΑΛ πιο κοντά στη βουλή. Πως βλέπουν το θέμα Αλέξης Τσίπρας και Φώφη Γεννηματά. Γιατί ο πρόεδρος του ΣΥΡΙΖΑ επιχείρησε να υπερβεί την εσωκομματική κρίση με «εξωστρεφείς δράσεις»
The government’s social, economic growth, and foreign policy must be demonstrable and cohesive so as to persuade and motivate all of the country’s political forces.
Politicians during the crisis were unable to do the self-evident – to have everyone table their proposals for the economy to transcend the impasse and find a path of recovery.
The peak of Tsipras' political dichotomy was evident two days ago when he had a jocular conversation with New Democracy MP Adonis Georgiadis, whom SYRIZA constantly describes as an exponent of the extreme right.
The facts that Tsipras is threatening to reveal are known as are the many warnings he had received but he ignored them in order to come to power.
Papangelopoulos alleges that there is a criminal cabal that wants to annihilate him and that he is a victim of political persecution.
SYRIZA believed that institutions were made to serve bourgeois political forces and their supposedly pernicious designs.
Αποστάσεις από την συμπεριφορά και το ύφος του Παύλου Πολάκη πήρε ο ανεξάρτητος βουλευτής Σπύρος Δανέλλης
Η στρατηγική επιλογή του Αλέξη Τσίπρα είναι σταθερή και φάνηκε από πολύ νωρίς χθες. Επίθεση στον Κυριάκο Μητσοτάκη, εφ' όλης της ύλης, σε υψηλούς τόνους, σε κάθε επίπεδο. Εκλογές εδώ και τώρα η απάντηση του Κυριάκου Μητσοτάκη
The slogan “hope is coming”, with which SYRIZA won two elections, was undermined in practice, and was lost during the adventures of the government’s four years in power.
ESM chief Klaus Regling hastened once again to clearly warn that debt relief measures agreed to by the Eurogroup can be suspended if the adjustment programme is not strictly implemented
Pons stressed that, 'We are concerned that there may be a return to populism in the next elections. It is in your hand. In 2015, you made a mistake. Populism is neither right-wing nor left wing.'
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
According to official data of the Regulatory Authority for Energy, published by Ta Nea, the number of households where electricity was cut off rose by 313 percent over the last three years
“All of these are not bailout memorandum reforms. They are our reforms. If they had been implemented before the bailout memorandums, perhaps we would have avoided paying such a heavy toll. In the final analysis, they can be implemented only by us,” the PM said.
For weeks there has been talk of not implementing legislated pension cuts, even as the government is pledging a variety of social benefits
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
A government that came to power by denouncing “the old” political system is now being fueled by former members of that “old” system
Naturally, SYRIZA cadres do not forget that the party benefited hugely from the electoral and political collapse of PASOK, already by 2012
The new cabinet signals the continuation of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ tight embrace with his junior coalition partner, Defence Minister Panos Kammenos
The objective of the reshuffle was to give the government a new momentum and to broaden SYRIZA’s political base ahead of the next general elections
The PM again promised battles and struggles to avert a restoration of the extreme-right, referring to main opposition New Democracy
Dijsselbloem says he was forced to deal directly with Alexis Tsipras, as it was necessary to find a solution, which Varoufakis constantly torpedoed
Whenever Mr. Tsipras finds things difficult politically, and whenever merciless events reveal his nakedness, he marshals the rhetoric of hatred and division
Whoever criticises the prime minister is either on the extreme right, or corrupt, or a protector of the old political system which led us into the crisis
In a critical period, the country is plying forward with untrammeled populism and the opportunistic objectives of Mr. Tsipras and his associates as the only compass
One of the key objective of the reshuffle is to bolster SYRIZA’s opening toward centre-left voters and politicians
The politics of hatred is being disseminated by specific government members and party cadres, such as SYRIZA’s parliamentary representative Nikos Xydakis,
The PM appeared divisive toward the citizens, pointed the finger at enemies (including the media), and targeted public figures who led the country at difficult moments
Instead of seeking a basic consensus, the prime minister presaged a generalised clash without condition and limits, and with the constant targeting of political opponents until we reach the elections
Mitsotakis once again demanded early elections. “We have not reached the end of the journey. Today cheap borrowing ends, but the harsh measures and heavy commitments that Mr. Tsipras has signed on to remain,” he said
The government has a duty to speak the truth to Greek citizens and describe in all honesty the day after the memorandum, which the government itself signed after the disastrous first six months of 2015
A glance at the statements and analyses of European politicians and players is enough to realise that we cannot expect substantial changes.
The Prime Minister has lost the wager of offering true hope to a society which at some point was deprived of its income and its very future
Alexis Tsipras is expected to attack New Democracy and Pasok on the grounds that they were the parties which bankrupted Greece
Not only was the ENFIA tax not abolished, it was made permanent. “It is not the most unjust tax,” Tsipras said as prime minister last September
The Turkish president’s diplomatic advisor assured his Greek counterpart that the two officers will be tried in absentia, and that if a penalty is imposed it will not exceed the prison time already served
There is a common conviction that the deadly wildfire in Eastern Attica will have a catalytic impact on political developments
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Greek government sources said that beyond references to Greek-Russian relations, Tsipras had occasion to broach the situation in the eastern Mediterranean, with continual Turkish threats against the Republic of Cyprus.Upd: 22 Μαρτίου 2018, 20:07
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Tsipras said that as long as he holds the office of prime minister, he bears a responsibility to the country and its history [to resolve the dispute with Greece’s northern neighbor] .Upd: 4 Φεβρουαρίου 2018, 01:34