Parties tussle over scope of surveillance probe as latest poll puts Mitsotakis in frame

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Institutions, Mitsotakis, New Democracy, Parliament, PASOK-KINAL, SYRIZA
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

There has been no let-up in the pressure on Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his government to account for the surveillance of a politician and a journalist by Greece’s national security service, with a meeting of the relevant parliamentary committee set to be followed by a special parliamentary inquiry.  

The government’s battle is now to frame the scope of the hearings so as to shift the focus off recent events concerning the New Democracy administration and onto what they believe are structural weaknesses in the oversight of the intelligence service.

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