Cordial handover at foreign ministry between Tsipras, Kotzias; Greek DM, coalition partner insinuates bribery in Skopje vote
A cordial handover ceremony took place at the Greek foreign ministry in Athens on Saturday morning, as resigned minister Nikos Kotzias greeted his successor, none other than Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who accepted the former's resignation days earlier.
First details of revised targets for reducing Greek banks' NPLs emerge
Greek banks and Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) have reportedly agreed over new targets to lower "bad debt" held by the former, with initial reports pointing to a goal of slicing no less than 50 billion euros of non-performing loans from banks' balance sheets up until December 2021.
Top minister, Tsipras aide: 'Mr. Kotzias rarely lies. He will not become the new Varoufakis'
The leftist-rightist Greek government again went into "damage control mode" late this week after Nikos Kotzias' high-profile resignation as Greece's foreign minister, with a top minister and associate of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Nikos Pappas, promising that the coalition can survive a no-confidence vote tabled in Parliament by the main opposition.