Government of Greece

Hatzidakis: At the end of April the decision on the minimum wage increase

By the end of January, the Single Social Security Entity will have distributed all the outstanding pensions from 2018 and before, while by the end of February, those pending before 2019 will be have been distributed, as well, stressed the Greek Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, Mr. Kostis Hatzidakis, on SKAI channel.

Costas Karamanlis – “Green Taxi” program opens

The Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Mr. Costas Karamanlis, spoke about e-mobility as a key pillar of transport development in Greece, at the 5th E-mobility Conference.

The first axis of the planning of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport is the renewal of the aging fleet of cars in Greece. At all levels: private cars, taxis, public transport.

Androulakis new leader of centre-left KINAL, trounces Papandreou in second round

The Movement for Change (KINAL) party's members and friends have elected as its leader in a landslide MEP Nikos Androulakis, defeating the party's MP and former prime minister George Papandreou.

With 60.13 percent of the votes counted, Androulakis received 60.13 percent and Papandreou 31.58 percent of the vote.

Battle royal between government, SYRIZA over ‘VIP ICU beds’ charges

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.

KINAL elections – Androulakis and Papandreou to fight for the leadership of the party

The attention is now turned to the second round of the internal party elections for the election of the president of the Movement for Change (KINAL) party as the alliances, that may be created, will play a decisive role to the election of the leader.

Mitsotakis to Τhe Washington Post – Growth over 7% this year

The impressive recovery of the Greek economy in recent years, as well as tensions with Turkey and migration were the focus of an interview given by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to Lally Weymouth of the Washington Post under the headline "Greece was in deep trouble. How did it right the ship?"

Spanish FM coming to Athens after scathing criticism over deal to sell Turkey naval vessels

Athens' uncharacteristically public and sharp criticism this week of a fellow member - Spain, in this case - following a high-profile defense deal whereby Madrid will sell Turkey a new aircraft carrier, and possibly a submarine, generated an immediate reaction.