Greek government-debt crisis

Government ‘out of touch with reality,’ says SYRIZA chief

Opposition SYRIZA chief Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday accused the center-right government of being "completely out of touch with reality" and failing to sufficiently address the economic impact of the health crisis.

"Even shame is ashamed," Tsipras said during debate on a Labor Ministry bill outlining support measures.

Greece and the rule of law

I read the farewell letter that was published in Kathimerini by former Greek prime minister Panagiotis Pikrammenos following the recent death of his friend and colleague Giorgos Panagiotopoulos (both men served as presidents of the Council of State, the country's highest administrative court).

SYRIZA set to rebrand itself as ‘progressive alliance’

Leftist SYRIZA opposition is expected to change its name to SYRIZA Progressive Alliance as part of the party's efforts to diversify its political staff and expand its electoral catchment.
In a meeting of the party's political secretariat on Tuesday, it was decided that leader Alexis Tsipras will put forward the new name at the next political council.

Economist Michalis Masourakis to take over as Greece's IMF representative

Finance Minister Christos Staikouras has appointed Michalis Masourakis as Greece's new representative to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), according to a ministry statement on Tuesday.
On September 1 Masourakis will succeed Michalis Psalidopoulos who leaves its post after five years and whom the government and the ministry thanked for his contribution and cooperation.

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