Greek government-debt crisis

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 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 – 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.

Greece plans early repayment of loans

Greece is "getting rid" of expensive debt, laying the groundwork for the early repayment of part of the bilateral loans from the first Memorandum of 2010 (2.7 billion euros per year) and the further repayment of IMF loans (1.9 billion euros). The signal was officially sent by the Minister of Finance Christos Staikouras and according to information, these moves will start in the near future.

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).

Mitarakis – The new measures strengthen young people and Greek society

The Minister of Immigration and Asylum, Notis Mitarakis, analyzed the new measures announced yesterday at the Thessaloniki International Fair by Kyriakos Mitsotakis, for MEGA television.

As he stressed, the government has given priority to young people, the vulnerable and households.

Relevant prosecutor extends anonymity to 2 witnesses whose claims triggered years of investigation against 10 politicians

A relevant magistrate in the financial crimes prosecutor's office on Tuesday extended, by two years, the protected status for two controversial witnesses who had leveled allegations against 10 top office-holders, including past prime ministers, of receiving kickbacks from Novartis' Greek subsidiaries.