Clash over institutional interference primes political mood ahead of local elections

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Elections, Institutions, New Democracy, PASOK-KINAL, SYRIZA
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Although the attention of Greece’s main political parties is shifting to the first round of local elections this coming weekend, the government’s manoeuvring last week - which led to replacement of board members at the country’s communications privacy watchdog – has infuriated the opposition, which is accusing New Democracy of a undermining Greece’s institutions.

The Hellenic Authority for Communication Security and Privacy (ADAE) was due to meet on Friday to vote on whether to impose a fine on the National Intelligence Service (EYP) for failing to cooperate with its investigation into the surveillance of journa...

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