Syriza

Two months after election, poll finds public sentiment upbeat

A survey conducted by the Opinion Poll firm exactly two months after the center-right New Democracy government was voted into power in Greece, on July 7, ousting leftist SYRIZA, found that 53.3 percent of respondents feel more confident about the country's future prospects and its economy.

Time is of the essence

A large section of Greece's university community had warned the previous SYRIZA government that the changes it forced through in higher education, and particularly the legislation which merged universities with technical colleges, would cause big problems for the institutions - and not just of a bureaucratic nature.

Tsipras dismisses Mitsotakis' request for loan of Parthenon sculptures as 'naive'

Opposition leader and former prime minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday accused his successor, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, of naivete following the Greek premier's announcement that the government plans to ask the British Museum to temporarily return the Parthenon sculptures for Greece's 2021 independence anniversary celebrations.

Clash in Parliament over new intelligence chief criteria

The center-right government on Friday approved in Parliament changes to the criteria for appointing the director of the National Intelligence Service (EYP) - a move aimed at ensuring that the official undertaking the role has adequate professional experience but which provoked angry protests by the opposition.

Waste management plans to be reviewed, ministry official says

The Environment Ministry aims to review plans for waste management in Attica and at the national level, Kathimerini understands, though certain critical projects - such as the extension of the capital's main landfill - are to continue as scheduled.

The new plans will be drafted on the basis of proposals by the Attica regional council, which is expected to convene in due course.

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