A battle royal has broken out between the government and main opposition SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras over the charges of the president of the Panhellenic Federation of Public Hospital Workers, Michalis Giannakos, that some hospital beds have been set aside for VIPs, even as other intubated COVID-19 patients are being treated outside ICUs, waiting their turn on the prioritised waiting lists.
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Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis staunchly defended the Greece-France strategic cooperation agreement - in the face of main opposition SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras' criticism on the limits of the mutual defence agreement as regards military assistance in Greece's maritime zones and the provision commits Greece to "advise, assist, accompany, and fight" alongside France in the Sahel region of M
By George Gilson
SYRIZA's economic policy as regards bolstering the middle class, youth and pensioners was the central topic at SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras no-hold-barred televised news conference today at the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair (TIF), where the underlying message was that his party is ready to rule and create a "progressive government".
At the beginning of the press conference, at the Thessaloniki International Fair, the President of Syriza, Alexis Tsipras, referred to the issue of snap elections, calling on the Prime Minister to announce them "if he has the courage to do so".
The leader of the opposition also referred to the pandemic, blaming the government for the manipulations and the course of the vaccinations.
By George Gilson
Amidst rampant talk of early elections, main opposition Syriza leader and former PM Alexis Tsipras in a major address at the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) this evening unveiled his party's programme and lambasted government policy in a variety of areas, from management of the COVID-19 epidemic to economic, heath, and education policies.