Mitsotakis government

Kasselakis ‘undermining the state,’ gov’t spokesman says

With his call for the next European and general elections to be overseen by international observers, the leader of the main opposition party is "consciously undermining the state, fifty years after the restoration of democracy," the government spokesman has said.

Pavlos Marinakis was reacting to an article by SYRIZA leader Stefanos Kasselakis in the Efimerida ton Syntakton daily.

New Democracy MEP withdraws from European elections amid data breach allegations

New Democracy MEP Anna-Michelle Asimakopoulou announced on Friday that she would not be contesting in the upcoming European Parliament elections in June, following allegations of violating data protection regulations by sending mass campaign emails to Greek voters living overseas.

Under pressure? Mitsotakis faces farmer protests, student demonstrations, and the polls

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his cabinet have been under pressure these past days, as farmers and students across the country have taken to the streets in protest. This comes as Mitsotakis also prepares to pass a key marriage equality bill this month, and as the latest polls show a slight drop in support for New Democracy and the government.

Is postal voting a step towards deepening Greek democracy?

On Monday Greece introduced a bill that would allow for voting by mail, a long-standing request of diaspora Greeks and a measure that has been applied in almost all modern democracies. Interior Minister Niki Kerameus said the reform will make it easier to exercise the right to vote and will deepen democracy.

Athens faces a demanding foreign policy agenda in 2024

Substantial developments are anticipated in foreign policy and defense issues in 2024. Not least among them are the contacts between Greece and Turkey, which will be dominated by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis' meetings with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara (or Istanbul) in April and on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Washington in July. 

When Erdogan allowed his officials to talk to Greeks

Despite his professed intransigence and publicly stated refusal to meet with then-Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan apparently allowed communication between his officials and their Greek counterparts in order to avoid a major crisis between the two countries, Nikos Dendias, foreign minister in the 2019-23 Mitsotakis government, told Kathimerini.