ND prepares for opinion poll hit after crash protests, shaky communicationsPoliticsGreek Politics
Wednesday’s mass demonstrations across Greece suggest that New Democracy can expect to see a hit to its poll ratings as the aftermath of the deadly rail accident at Tempe continues to unfold.
Androulakis attacks PM over rule of law, but PASOK's dilemma remainsPoliticsGreek Politics
PASOK leader Nikos Androulakis took his case against the Greek government over the surveillance scandal to the European Parliament on Wednesday in the hope of putting pressure on Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, although the centre-left politician has not been able to rid himself of questions about whether he might end up working with the man he accuses of spying on him.
Transparency concerns emerge among voters as leaders clash over wiretappingPoliticsGreek Politics
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 reportPoliticsGreek Politics
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 probePoliticsGreek Politics
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 surveillancePoliticsGreek Politics
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.
Opposition irate over watchdog briefing as govt hints at "rogue network" behind surveillancePoliticsGreek Politics
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.
New Democracy moves to corral far-right vote, as PM braces for more surveillance evidencePoliticsGreek Politics
The ambivalent stance adopted by the leadership of New Democracy to the funeral of the former king Constantine has been attacked by opposition parties who see it as a play for the far-right vote, an impression amplified by the government’s plan to block an offshoot of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party from participating in the upcoming elections.
Military chief caught in wiretapping affair's sights, prompting strong ND responsePoliticsGreek Politics
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.
ND turns tables on SYRIZA over sleaze, tweaks stance on ex-king's funeralPoliticsGreek Politics
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.