Surveillance scandal claims mount, ratcheting up pressure on PMPoliticsGreek Politics
If Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis was hoping for a quiet weekend following the turbulence of recent surveillance scandal revelations, his aspirations went up in smoke as reports about the use of spyware in Greece continued over the past few days.
SYRIZA tries to pin Mitsotakis down over phonetappingPoliticsGreek Politics
SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras accused Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis of running scared from the latest surveillance scandal allegations, while the New Democracy leader claims the opposition is trying to drag Greece into the mire ahead of next year’s elections.
Opposition keeps pressure on Mitsotakis as surveillance issue sends ripples through NDPoliticsGreek Politics
Monday’s TV interview, in which PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis angrily dismissed the latest round of revelations on the surveillance of public figures as unsubstantiated, failed to put an end to the pressure he is receiving on the subject.
PM hits back at surveillance list claims, falls out with allyPoliticsGreek Politics
Kyriakos Mitsotakis used a televised interview to deny the latest allegations in the surveillance affair, which had him eavesdropping on his own cabinet ministers and some of the country’s most powerful businesspeople, as well as political opponents and journalists.
PM rides into new, bigger storm after publication of phonetapping listPoliticsGreek Politics
The government is under renewed and intense pressure, perhaps even great enough to put its survival at risk, after new allegations regarding the surveillance scandal that suggest the illegal wiretapping operation was much broader and systematic than had been thought until now.
Scandals chip away at ND's lead as SYRIZA tries to cut through on surveillance issuePoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy’s lead over SYRIZA has declined noticeably over the last few weeks, according to a new opinion poll, as pressure mounts on the ruling conservatives over the surveillance scandal.
Tsipras targets PM, looking to gain traction from scandalsPoliticsGreek Politics
Hoping that the government is on the run over the latest allegations about its behaviour, SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras tried to turn up the pressure via a radio interview on Wednesday morning.
SYRIZA steps up cronyism allegations on eve of EP committee visitPoliticsGreek Politics
While the government continues to face fresh allegations in the phone-tapping affair, opposition SYRIZA is pursuing what it claims is extensive evidence of corruption in the allocation of public sector contracts to private companies close to the governing party.
Surveillance claims continue to bug New DemocracyPoliticsGreek Politics
Despite repeated attempts to bury the phonetapping scandal as an issue in Greece’s political debate, the government began this week facing questions about new claims regarding the role of its officials in the use of surveillance tactics not just against political rivals, but also members of the cabinet and ruling party.
Opposition tries to put surveillance scandal back on political agendaPoliticsGreek Politics
Just days after the parliamentary inquiry into the wiretapping scandal was officially concluded, the issue is back in the spotlight as the opposition parties continue to try to dig further into the matter and discover what they believe is the government’s involvement in the affair.