Tagged: Critical

Critical week ahead for Cyprus

Authorities in both Greece and Cyprus sought to give positive signals over the weekend about the prospects for a resolution to the longstanding division of the island ahead of a landmark multiparty summit scheduled to take place on Thursday in Geneva even though the meeting is expected to launch an open-ended procedure that could last […]

SYRIZA’s critical second party conference begins on Thursday

The second nationwide conference of SYRIZA is scheduled to begin on Thursday and concludes on Sunday. This will be the first party conference since prominent members such as Panagiotis Lafazanis and Zoi Konstantopoulou left the party. Although party leader Alexis Tsipras is not expecting to have his leadership challenged, various factions within the party are […]

New Democracy highly critical of Constitutional review proposal

The main opposition party New Democracy has essentially rejected the Constitutional review proposals presented by the Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday, announcing that it will not participate in the ‘superficial’ and ‘pointless’ procedures. On the contrary, New Democracy claims that if the Prime Minister truly wants a new Constitution for Greece, he should have […]

Critical meeting for bailout review negotiations likely on Wednesday

The Eurogroup meeting for Wednesday 9 May is expected to be a critical point in the negotiations for the Greek bailout review, in light of the revised European forecasts for the economy that were published on Tuesday. As such, a meeting between Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, IMF General Director Christine […]

Critical vote on 2016 budget to take place Saturday evening

The critical budget for 2016 is currently being debated in Parliament, with a roll all vote scheduled to take place late on Saturday evening. With the coalition government currently numbering 153 MPs, the Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is hopeful that he will survive Saturday’s vote unscathed, in order to face the serious votes in Parliament […]