Politics of Greece

Lajcak announces next round of Belgrade-Pristina dialogue for March in Ohrid

BRUSSELS - The EU special envoy for the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue Miroslav Lajcak has announced the next meeting in the dialogue would be held in Ohrid, North Macedonia, later this month.

In a Twitter post, Lajcak wrote he had met with North Macedonian Deputy PM Bojan Maricic and thanked him for North Macedonia's strong support to the dialogue.

New survey gives ND 7.5-point lead

A new poll conducted by Marc on behalf of ANT1 TV gives ruling New Democracy a 7.5-point lead over SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance.

More specifically the survey of voter intention gave the ruling conservatives 32.7% against 25.2% for the main leftist opposition SYRIZA, ahead of third-placed socialist PASOK (9.8%), communist KKE (5.3%) and nationalist Greek Solution (3.9%).

Tsipras engaging in ‘extortion,’ says gov’t spokesperson

Main opposition leader Alexis Tsipras is engaging in "extortion" and "degrading the institutional pillars of Greek democracy," government spokesperson Giannis Oikonomou has said, following SYRIZA's announcement that it will abstain from all parliamentary procedures until the prime minister announces a general election date.

The profile of undecided voters

With elections looming, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras are seeking to rally their traditional voters and hunt for the undecided ones who will largely shape the final correlations in the first ballot of simple proportional representation.