Tsipras positions SYRIZA as defender of democratic institutions amid row over police corruption
SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras has launched the party’s election campaign with a call for the defence of democratic values against what he describes as an abuse of power by New Democracy.
Energy tops agenda as FM heads to Israel
Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias was due to visit Israel on Tuesday with the aim of reaffirming Greece’s strong ties with the new government led by Benjamin Netanyahu.
PM bats away surveillance claims, looks to final pre-election handouts
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who left Athens on Friday for an official visit to Japan, easily survived the no-confidence vote called by the opposition but SYRIZA is not intending to let the surveillance issue die down despite the New Democracy leader’s best efforts to turn the tables on Alexis Tsipras.
Transparency concerns emerge among voters as leaders clash over wiretapping
The debate that followed the censure motion tabled by SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras this week is due to climax on Friday, when PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis and the opposition chief do battle over the surveillance scandal before MPs vote in a ballot that New Democracy is expected to win comfortably given its six-seat majority.
Seeking showdown in Parliament, SYRIZA tables censure motion over surveillance report
SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras triggered a censure debate in Parliament on Wednesday after submitting evidence on the surveillance of senior officials by the intelligence service EYP.
Independent watchdog in eye of storm as parties clash over surveillance probe
The political clash over the surveillance scandal went up a notch on Tuesday, when SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras called on Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to resign and the government suggested that the head of the Hellenic Authority for Communication Security and Privacy (ADAE) is doing the opposition party’s bidding.
Opposition dismisses PM's economic pledges as electioneering, keeps focus on surveillance
Opposition parties have dismissed Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s latest economic measures as a pre-election stunt, while signalling their intention to keep up the pressure to bring the government to account over the surveillance affair.
PM puts cost-of-living crisis front and centre in dry run for election campaign
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis held on Monday the first of what are expected to be a series of press conferences before the next elections, addressing the economy and cost-of-living crisis before moving on to other subjects.
Rise of fringe party complicates election arithmetic
Amid a deepening constitutional dispute related to the surveillance scandal, a new opinion poll has given the ruling New Democracy party even more cause for concern ahead of this year’s elections.
Opposition irate over watchdog briefing as govt hints at "rogue network" behind surveillance
Opposition MPs stormed out of a meeting of the parliamentary committee handling the surveillance affair over what they claim is a concerted attempt by the government to cover up a politically motivated spying operation on domestic targets including journalists, politicians and other public figures.