Scepticism greets govt denials of involvement in surveillance, as communications missteps snowball

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Institutions, New Democracy, Parliament, PASOK-KINAL, SYRIZA
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The confirmation hearing on Wednesday for the new head of the national intelligence service kicked off what promises to be a stormy political season, with opposition parties intensifying the pressure to move the agenda on to the inquiry into the phone-tapping of politicians and journalists.

The appointment was necessitated by the removal of the previous intelligence chief Panayiotis Kontoleon over what the government claims were oversights in implementing surveillance orders, but which the opposition suspects was a wider surveillance progr...

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