ND tries to swerve fresh graft claims as EP scandals, phonetapping hang over budget debate

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Corruption, Mitsotakis, New Democracy, Parliament, SYRIZA, Tsipras
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

The Qatargate scandal centred on PASOK MEP Eva Kaili may have given ruling New Democracy some respite from defending its administration against mounting evidence of a domestic spying operation, but an investigation by the EU prosecutor into one of its own parliamentarians in Brussels has once again upset the balance.

As lawmakers enter the final stretch of the budget debate in Athens, the tit for tat over corruption looks set to dominate proceedings.

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