Parties trade blows over name deal, corruption claims in fraught atmosphere

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

SYRIZA and New Democracy continued on Wednesday the spat that was sparked by the allegations from opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Parliament regarding the Macedonia name deal being the product of an exchange between the government and Greece’s lenders over the pension cuts that were due next year.

The comment on Tuesday afternoon sparked an angry reaction from Alexis Tsipras, and later in the day government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos suggested during a live TV programme that the prime minister would take up the issue with European officials...

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