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Photo by MacroPolis ND views SYRIZA's Parliament walkout as a pre-election gift

The government believes that SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras has scored an own goal by pulling his party out of any further votes in Parliament until elections take place, although New Democracy is plagued by its own concerns in the form of allegations about corruption within the police force.

Photo by Finnish Presidency of EU 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.

Photo by MacroPolis 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.

Photo by MacroPolis 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.

Photo by Panayiotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos 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.

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