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Photo by MacroPolis ND struggles to shift spotlight away from wiretapping fallout

New Democracy’s efforts to shift attention away from the spying scandal are being tripped up by the continued muddled messaging emanating from the ruling centre-right party, which is hoping that Greece’s imminent exit from the enhanced surveillance of its lenders and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s speech at the Thessaloniki International Fair next month will prove welcome distractions.

No let-up in pressure over spying scandal as govt unveils intelligence agency changes

Looking to deflect some of the criticism over the spying scandal that has gripped Greek politics, the government has fast-tracked reform of the National Intelligence Service (EYP), hoping this will convince the public that Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is determined to put right the mistakes that led to the agency monitoring PASOK leader Nikos Androulakis.

PM prepares response as pressure over spying scandal mounts

Kyriakos Mitsotakis is due to make a statement on Monday in response to the gathering spying revelations that have sent his government reeling and left the Prime Minister facing the toughest political challenge of his tenure.

Photo by Panayiotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Spying scandal triggers high-level resignations, serious questions for government and PM

After evading and playing down for weeks claims it was spying on journalists and political rivals, the government was rocked on Friday by the resignation of the Prime Minister’s general secretary, Grigoris Dimitriadis, and the head of the National Intelligence Service (EYP), Panagiotis Kontoleon, in what is shaping up as the biggest scandal yet during Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s tenure.

Image: www.primeminister.gr Numbers stacking up for PM to announce winter relief package

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis heads for his summer holidays on Friday knowing that upon his return he will have to decide with his ministers what relief measures the government will set out at the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) next month.

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