Report on minister's surveillance ups ante for ND, as PASOK reels from MEP's arrest

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Institutions, Justice, New Democracy, PASOK-KINAL, SYRIZA

The government looks set for another turbulent week after weekly newspaper Documento published on Sunday evidence it claims proves that Labour Minister Kostis Hatzidakis was placed under surveillance by the National Intelligence Service (EYP) – a revelation that came less than 48 hours after SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras had asked Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to promise to resign if it is proved that EYP spied on Hatzidakis and the armed forces chiefs.

The latest report on the surveillance affair by left-leaning Documento was partially obscured by the arrest of Greek MEP and European Parliament vice president Eva Kaili by the Belgian authorities over the weekend on corruption charges. Her arrest spark...

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