Politics of Greece

Public Investment Program for five years

An Economy Ministry bill seen by Kathimerini will extend the national section of the Public Investments Program (PIP) from one to five years and place it under public scrutiny.

The bill, which will go to Parliament next year, will be announced in the coming days by Economy Minister Yiannis Dragasakis during his speech in Parliament at the debate on the 2019 budget.

Kammenos: President, party leaders could block FYROM name deal

Defense Minister Panos Kammenos has reiterated his opposition to the name deal with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), calling on President Prokopis Pavlopoulos to summon the Political Leaders' Council and scrap it if the deal does not safeguard Greece from its northern neighbor's irredentism.

End of the line

The economy is the hot-button issue that will determine the outcome of the next general elections in Greece.

The ruling leftist SYRIZA party appears to believe that the way to exercise economy is to appoint your cronies and voters to positions in the civil service, and to promise all sorts of handouts.

Protests cause chaos in Athens; injure two policemen in Thessaloniki

Traffic ground to a halt and public transportation schedules were thrown into chaos in Athens on Saturday as three separate demonstrations converged around Parliament on Syntagma Square in the city center.

The Syntagma metro station was closed at 9.30 a.m. as part of security measures imposed by police, who were out in the streets in force on Saturday.

Leaders seek to rally party bases with polls in mind

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis crossed swords on Friday in two separate speeches in Athens and Thessaloniki. 

Addressing a SYRIZA rally in the northern city, the leftist premier lashed out at ND on a wide range of issues ranging from foreign policy to alleged scandals in the conservative party's closet. 

Mitsotakis says next elections will seal 'great political change'

Main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Friday said his party will unite Greeks and bridge differences created by the governing coalition, expressing confidence New Democracy will emerge victorious from next year's elections during a speech at the opening day of the party's conference.

Thessaloniki pupil, 16, injured in brawl

A 16-year-old high school pupil was injured Thursday during a brawl outside his school in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki involving a gang of 20-30 hooded teenagers.

According to reports, the gang launched an attack against youngsters on streets adjacent to their school in the area of Kalamaria.

The 16-year-old received treatment at the Ippokrateio Hospital.