Restraint is strength

The government is in a powerful position, with a comfortable parliamentary majority and with the opposition seeking its way after electoral defeat. The years of crisis and the period of government by leftist SYRIZA and the right-wing nationalist Independent Greeks have broken many taboos, providing a rare opportunity for a new administration to change things in politics and the economy.

Battling the forces of inertia

If there was one thing that the local and international establishment admired about the former SYRIZA government, it was that it was capable of implementing tough and unpopular measures without generating any meaningful reaction. In some cases leftist officials took care of sensitive issues without making a blip on the radar.

House reveals politicians' incomes

A parliamentary committee published the source of wealth declaration ("pothen esches") of politicians and other public servants on Thursday for 2016, 2017 and 2018. 

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis declared earnings of 41,067 euros in 2018 (for the 2017 fiscal year) and 23,000 euros from mutual funds.