Military chief caught in wiretapping affair's sights, prompting strong ND response
In line with the pattern of recent months, the week began with the government and SYRIZA arguing over an aspect of the surveillance scandal, this time concerning the chief of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff, Konstantinos Floros.
ND turns tables on SYRIZA over sleaze, tweaks stance on ex-king's funeral
Just hours after deciding that ex-King Constantine II would be buried without any state honours, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis was forced to soften his position slightly amid a backlash from the right wing of his party and some conservative commentators.
Constitutional row follows political storm over prosecutor's intervention in surveillance probe
In the latest twist in the surveillance affair, a controversial opinion by Greece's top prosecutor has come under sustained attack by opposition parties and constitutional experts.
Row over independent probe into surveillance affair threatens to boil over
The government is facing a mounting constitutional dispute that is related to the surveillance scandal, an issue that New Democracy has been trying to put to bed ahead of the elections later this year.
Government in firefighting mode as opposition seizes on sleaze and shortages
The start of the parliamentary season finds the government fighting fires on several fronts, while denying accusations from the opposition that it is exploiting sensitive issues for political gain on the road to elections.
Election date seen hanging in balance as PM weighs pros and cons
Until Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announces the date of the elections this year, speculation will only intensify about the day on which Greeks will head to the polls, with a number of factors weighing on the PM’s decision.
PM signals April elections as MP at centre of latest sleaze scandal resigns
At the new year’s first cabinet meeting, PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis gave the strongest signal yet that he does not plan to call elections before April.
Opposition hoping surveillance, cronyism scandals will bite ND
As it looks ahead to this year’s elections, New Democracy continues to be dogged by fears that the longstanding surveillance affair as well as occasional scandals involving its MPs could affect public opinion and prevent the centre-right party from winning a majority or even returning to power.
PM adds minimum wage hike to pre-election promises, with hints of more to come
The turn of the year gave Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis an opportunity to reinforce the message that the government will continue to provide relief for hard-pressed households, as elections loom ever closer on the horizon.
Resignation keeps surveillance issue in spotlight
The year concludes with the government still being dogged by the surveillance issue, a matter that New Democracy thought at various points during 2022 that it had laid to rest.