SYRIZA squeezes govt over relationship with media

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

Greek Parliament debated on Friday SYRIZA’s proposal, backed by other opposition parties as well, for an inquiry into almost 40 million euros handed out by the government to local media firms, which New Democracy’s rivals claim was a thinly disguised attempt to influence coverage in the conservatives’ favour.

SYRIZA feels that the issue can deliver a significant body blow to the conservatives, and its leader Alexis Tsipras attempted to up the stakes on Friday, when he accused the government of gifting money to media outlets without any transparency, while fa...

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