Military chief caught in wiretapping affair's sights, prompting strong ND response
In line with the pattern of recent months, the week began with the government and SYRIZA arguing over an aspect of the surveillance scandal, this time concerning the chief of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff, Konstantinos Floros.
Athens prepares for Blinken visit, hopeful of Libya shifting position
Athens appears ready to begin talks on the delimitation of sea zones with the government that will be formed following elections in Libya.
ND turns tables on SYRIZA over sleaze, tweaks stance on ex-king's funeral
Just hours after deciding that ex-King Constantine II would be buried without any state honours, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis was forced to soften his position slightly amid a backlash from the right wing of his party and some conservative commentators.
Constitutional row follows political storm over prosecutor's intervention in surveillance probe
In the latest twist in the surveillance affair, a controversial opinion by Greece's top prosecutor has come under sustained attack by opposition parties and constitutional experts.
Row over independent probe into surveillance affair threatens to boil over
The government is facing a mounting constitutional dispute that is related to the surveillance scandal, an issue that New Democracy has been trying to put to bed ahead of the elections later this year.
Government in firefighting mode as opposition seizes on sleaze and shortages
The start of the parliamentary season finds the government fighting fires on several fronts, while denying accusations from the opposition that it is exploiting sensitive issues for political gain on the road to elections.
Election date seen hanging in balance as PM weighs pros and cons
Until Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announces the date of the elections this year, speculation will only intensify about the day on which Greeks will head to the polls, with a number of factors weighing on the PM’s decision.
Greek-Turkish enmity to continue as polls loom, sea borders come into play
In a strange political coincidence, the first half of 2023 elections are due to be held in Cyprus, Greece, and Turkey.
PM signals April elections as MP at centre of latest sleaze scandal resigns
At the new year’s first cabinet meeting, PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis gave the strongest signal yet that he does not plan to call elections before April.
Opposition hoping surveillance, cronyism scandals will bite ND
As it looks ahead to this year’s elections, New Democracy continues to be dogged by fears that the longstanding surveillance affair as well as occasional scandals involving its MPs could affect public opinion and prevent the centre-right party from winning a majority or even returning to power.