Govt puts focus on handouts, migration to take heat off surveillance affair

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Budget, Cost of living, Migration, New Democracy, PASOK-KINAL, SYRIZA
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With the opposition intent on cornering Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis over his management of the intelligence service and the surveillance of politicians and journalists, the government is focussed on pulling together an economic package which it hopes will strike a chord with ordinary voters.

The row over the rescue of a group of migrants on the Greek-Turkish border has also given the conservative government an angle to accuse its critics of being soft on migration and relations with Turkey.

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