Parties trade accusations over alleged interference in institutions

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Institutions, Media, New Democracy, SYRIZA
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The latest developments in a series of politically charged court cases, and a dispute over the independence of Greece's competition authority, have ignited heated exchanges between the government and the two main opposition parties. As Greece edges closer to the next elections, each side is accusing the other of meddling in democratic institutions and undermining independent authorities.

There has been further friction in the relationship between the government and the president of Competition Commission Yiannis Lianos after the Development Ministry appointed a new VP, to which Lianos objected on grounds the appointee had underperformed...

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