Tagged: Mitsotakis

Mitsotakis meets mayors of eastern Aegean islands

Conservative opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday vowed to deal with the problems facings Greece’s eastern Aegean islands as a result of the ongoing migration crisis, if New Democracy becomes government in the next elections. Mitsotakis, who is expected to visit the island of Lesvos on Friday, made the pledge during a meeting with the […]

Greece regarded with pity and compassion, Mitsotakis says

Conservative opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis has attacked Greece’s left-led coalition government saying that its poor performance had invited pity and compassion from the international community. Addressing his conservative deputies on Wednesday, Mitsotakis said that nascent challenges in the region, including Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s questioning of the 1923 Lausanne Treaty, had accentuated the need […]

Main opposition leader visits Ministry of National Defense

The president of New Democracy Kyriakos Mitstotakis visited the Minister of National Defense Panos Kammenos on Tuesday morning. During their meeting, the National Defense Minister briefed the main opposition leader on the latest defense issues. The ND leader was also received by the Chief of HNDGS Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis. Mr. Mitsotakis was accompanied by his […]

Mitsotakis out to sway undecided, disaffected voters

Buoyed by recent opinion polls giving it a comfortable lead, conservative main opposition New Democracy party has launched a drive to sway disenchanted SYRIZA supporters as well as disgruntled voters in Greece’s middle ground, Dailyhellas understands. “I want to address separately those who voted for SYRIZA in the last national election,” New Democracy chief Kyriakos […]

Mitsotakis aiming to attract centrists and undecided voters

The main opposition party New Democracy is aiming to attract a large section of undecided voters – which recent polls suggest account for nearly one in three voters – as well as moderate centrists. Although the polls show that New Democracy and its leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis have a huge advantage over SYRIZA and the Prime […]

Mitsotakis slams gov’t, warns over pressure on judiciary

One day after Greece’s highest administrative court upheld appeals lodged by six television channels against a government auction of TV licenses, the conservative opposition on Wednesday slammed the SYRIZA-led administration suggesting it was resorting to dubious tactics in a bid to influence the judicial process. “The country is witnessing an unprecedented institutional degeneration, democratic standards […]

Mitsotakis slams gov’t, warns over pressure on judiciary

One day after Greece’s highest administrative court upheld appeals lodged by six television channels against a government auction of TV licenses, the conservative opposition on Wednesday slammed the SYRIZA-led administration suggesting it was resorting to dubious tactics in a bid to influence the judicial process. “The country is witnessing an unprecedented institutional degeneration, democratic standards […]

Mitsotakis: Next government to investigate “Plan-B” allegations

Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the leader of Greece’s major opposition party, New Democracy (ND), reiterated his party’s resolve to shed light on the circumstances and conditions that lead to the capital controls being imposed on the Greek economy during the first months of SYRIZA-ANEL in power in 2015. Following the recent revelations in a book by French […]

Critical debate on corruption and vested interests on Monday

The coalition government and main opposition party are expected to have a fierce debate in Parliament on Monday, after the Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accepted the proposal for a discussion on corruption and vested interests by New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis. According to the main opposition leader, the government is attempted to create its own […]

Mitsotakis heads to US Tuesday for seven days

The leader of the main conservative opposition New Democracy, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, is to begin a seven-day visit to the US on Tuesday. Mitsotakis, whose party is leading leftist SYRIZA in polls by a wide margin, has been pushing for snap elections. On Thursday, Mitsotakis is to give a speech at Harvard University, outlining his vision […]

Mitsotakis blasts government over economy and domestic institutions

The President of major opposition party New Democracy (ND), Kyriakos Mitsotakis, unleashed a harsh attack against the current government on all fronts during his speech at the official inauguration of his party’s new headquarters in Moschato. The leader of the opposition party blasted the coalition government of SYRIZA-ANEL over its performance on the economy, while […]

Mitsotakis repeats call for early general elections

The president of New Democracy Kyriakos Mitsotakis has called the coalition government to resign and call early elections, in a televised interview to SKAI. In his interview, the main opposition leader confirmed that he will present his detailed party platform at the Thessaloniki International Fair, which he revealed will include reducing the ENFIA real estate […]

Mitsotakis promises 30% cut in ENFIA

In a comprehensive interview to journalist Alexis Papachelas on Skai TV, Thursday, leader of major Greek opposition party New Democracy, Kyriakos Mitsotakis pledged to scrap the TV law introduced by State Minister Nikos Pappas. Mitsotakis insisted that his government would audit the sum of the amount paid by the TV owners to acquire licences, while […]

Gov’t ‘weaving web of corruption,’ ND says

As authorities were expected to announce the results of a tender for four private nationwide TV licenses, conservative New Democracy opposition on Thursday slammed the process as a government attempt to deflect public attention from domestic problems. New Democracy has sought to deconstruct the government narrative that the ongoing auction is aimed at combating corruption […]

ND leader pledges to scrap wine tax if he becomes PM

Conservative opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis pledged on Wednesday that if he becomes prime minister he will scrap a special consumption tax on wine introduced at the beginning of the year. After a meeting with local producers at Nemea, in the Peloponnese, Mitsotakis said that the implementation of the tax by the country’s leftist government produced […]

New Democracy leader to tour Zakynthos on Wednesday

The President of New Democracy and main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis is scheduled to visit the island of Zakynthos on Wednesday, where he has arranged to meet with Mayor Pavlos Kolokotsas and local bodies to discuss tourism. Mr. Mitsotakis will also visit the gulf of Laganas and tour the nesting areas of Caretta Caretta turtles. […]

Mitsotakis says ND can lead Greece out of crisis

Speaking from New Democracy’s (ND) new party headquarters in Moschato, major opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that he was fulfilling one of his campaign promises to put his party’s finances into order. ‘We are putting our own house in order and sending a message that we can lead the country out of the crisis’, Mitsotakis […]

Mitsotakis lashes out at govt after latest high-profile crime

Main opposition New Democracy (ND) leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis again vilified the leftist Greek government on Wednesday over the issue of public safety in the recession-plagued country, a day after an armed bank robbery on one of Athens’ main boulevards lasted for approximately two hours. The latest high-profile crime witnessed silicon-masked assailants making off with 60,000 […]

ND aims to put government on the defensive

Determined to expose what it describes as the government’s ineptitude, opposition New Democracy is focusing its efforts on Tuesday’s discussion in Parliament regarding the creation of an investigative committee to probe the government’s actions in the first six months of 2015. The conservatives want an investigation into the events that led to the imposition of […]