"Greece's increasingly pressured prime minister Alexis Tsipras raises the minimum wage in the country, ahead of an election that is expected later in the year."
"Tsipras and his leftist party Syriza wants to increase the salary from 586 euros a month to 650, corresponding to approximately 6 000 Swedish crowns to more than 6 700. The increase implemented in February and is the first of its kind in the country's long debt crisis."
"– To crush the workers is not the way forward in order to maintain growth and strengthen the economy, " said Tsipras at a cabinet meeting."
"A Greek election is scheduled for October, but may be brought forward. In the polls is Syriza up to ten percentage points behind the conservative opposition New Democracy."
"in Addition, Tsipras is no longer a majority in the parliament, then the nationalist samarbetspartiet Independent greeks (Anel) have dropped out of, by reason of namnavtalet with Macedonia."