Alexis Tsipras

Middle class, youth a key focus in SYRIZA’s programme Tsipras declares

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".

Tsipras called on the Greek PM to announce snap elections, “if he has the courage to do so”

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.

Tsipras pledges 800 euro monthly minimum wage, overhaul of labour relations at TIF

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.

Zachariadis to OT.gr – The sooner the elections are held, the better for the country

SYRIZA MP, Costas Zachariadis, expressed his confidence that whenever elections take place, the SYRIZA party will be the first party and that Alexis Tsipras will form a progressive government from the first Sunday, speaking at the stand of the OT at the Thessaloniki International Fair.

Mitsotakis rules out snap elections, says consensus with SYRIZA is impossible

Amidst rampant talk about the prospect of snap elections, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis sendt a strong message that his government will serve out its full, four-year term at the annual PM's news conference at the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF).

The PM, the Admiral, and the cabinet reshuffle fiasco

The government reshuffle that was announced yesterday was designed to give the government a fresh start after the disastrous August wildfires, yet it was overshadowed by former admiral and former defence minister Evangelos Apostolakis' last-minute decision to reject his appointment as minister in the newly-created Civil Protection Ministry.

The shipwreck of Admiral Apostolakis’ abortive appointment as civil protection minister

The government reshuffle that was announced yesterday was designed to give the government a fresh start after the disastrous August wildfires, yet it was overshadowed by former admiral and former defence minister Evangelos Apostolakis' last-minute decision to reject his appointment as minister in the newly-created Civil Protection Ministry.

Tsipras – The Prime Minister “shows that he has not understood anything” – “His apologies are false”

SYRIZA party chief, Alexis Tsipras, characterized the speech of Kyriakos Mitsotakis in the Parliament, in the context of the discussion on the management of the fires as provocative, harshly criticizing the prime minister and the government.

Greece is ready to recognize the so-called Kosovo? Strange signals from Athens

Interactions between Pristina and Athens became more frequent in the first half of this year. The so-called Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, visited Greece last week, where he was received by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, followed by a series of mutual visits.

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