Politics by country
The SYRIZA administration, which is nearing the completion of its term, could be summed up with the developments at Greece's Public Power Corporation. The country's biggest business is being kept on life support until the general election so that the next government will have to deal with its rescue.
Turkey is standing firm against US opposition and expects to take delivery of Russia's S-400 missile defense systems next month, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday.
Speaking to a group of foreign journalists, Erdogan reiterated that the deal with Russia was sealed and there would be no turning back despite vociferous US opposition.
Just two days before he will be deposed regarding his charges of a botched handling of the Novartis kickbacks case by his colleagues and of governmental meddling in the case, Deputy Supreme Court Prosecutor Ioannis Angelis has in a 10-page report requested that lawsuits filed by former PM Antonis Samaras, former Pasok leader Evangelos Venizelos, and European Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos (
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' decision to break with tradition and not address the annual general meeting of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) sent the opposite message to the one he probably intended - to emphatically show that he does not maintain close ties with big business interests.