National liberalism

Former premier tests positive with Covid, will not attend PM’s speech

Conservative former prime minister Antonis Samaras has tested positive for Covid-19 and will therefore not be attending the 87th Thessaloniki International Fair (Sept. 9-17) and the prime minister's speech, government sources said on Tuesday.

The annual Fair is where prime ministers present the basic parameters of their four-year government plan. 

Government officials to survey fire-affected areas in Evros

A government delegation embarked on a visit to assess the areas affected by the fires in Evros, in northeastern Greece, on Monday.

Heading the delegation is State Minister Makis Voridis, who is joined by Citizen Protection Minister Ioannis Oikonomou, Rural Development and Food Minister Lefteris Avgenakis, and Alternate Interior Minister Thodoris Livanios.

Voridis: Lack of private universities is ‘unbearable insanity’

The government intends to put an end to the "unbearable insanity" where Greece has no private universities in Greece, Minister of State Makis Voridis has said.

In an interview with Real FM, Voridis discussed the recent announcements by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Parliament regarding private third level education.

Georgiadis looks to make life easier for working pensioners

The government is preparing legislation that will change the amount docked from pensions for pensioners that go back to work, Labor and Social Affairs Minister Adonis Georgiadis told Skai TV on Sunday.

He said a current flat rate of 30% will be replaced by a system that is proportional and based on the number of days worked.

PM visits Finance Ministry

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis chose to visit the Finance Ministry on Wednesday for his first official visit since his re-election. He was met at the ministry by new Finance Minister Kostis Hatzidakis. The prime minister was accompanied by Minister of State Akis Skertsos and his economic advisor Alex Patelis.

Explainer: Greece’s election on Sunday: how the system works

Following is the political backdrop to Greece's parliamentary election on Sunday. Opinion polls show former Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis' New Democracy party winning by a wide margin over the leftist Syriza party, which ruled in 2015-2019 at the peak of the Greek debt crisis.

May election