PM offers uniformed personnel bonus as surveillance bill attracts more criticism

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Institutions, Mitsotakis, New Democracy, Parliament, SYRIZA, Tsipras

Opposition parties have accused Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis of blatant electioneering after he announced on Tuesday that all those serving in the police and coast guard would receive a 600-euro bonus at the end of the year.

The fact that the announcement came just a few hours after a policeman shot and seriously injured a 16-year-old in Thessaloniki was deemed as a thinly disguised attempt to show the government’s support for the force and win over right-wing voters.

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