Scepticism greets govt denials of involvement in surveillance, as communications missteps snowballPoliticsGreek Politics
The confirmation hearing on Wednesday for the new head of the national intelligence service kicked off what promises to be a stormy political season, with opposition parties intensifying the pressure to move the agenda on to the inquiry into the phone-tapping of politicians and journalists.
As battering from spy scandal continues, ND invests in broadening scope of inquiryPoliticsGreek Politics
Although the government is attempting to turn its attention to the relief package that Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is due to announce at the Thessaloniki International Fair in a few days, the phone-tapping scandal shows no signs of going away.
Parliament prepares for confrontation over spying as long-term consequences loomPoliticsGreek Politics
The political jousting between the government and the opposition over the phone-tapping scandal that began on Monday as Parliament resumed activities following the summer recess is set to intensify in the build-up to the party leaders’ debate scheduled for Friday.
Electricity price shock, pressure on phone-tapping take shine off surveillance exitPoliticsGreek Politics
Within hours of the government celebrating Greece’s formal exit from the post-bailout enhanced surveillance regime, the storm clouds were gathering as energy companies announced another round of increases and the opposition mustered to demand questions on the phone-tapping affair.
Imminent parliamentary clash over phone-tapping puts PM on alertPoliticsGreek Politics
Greece’s politicians are gearing up for the first head-on clash over phone-tapping next week, which is forcing Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to be on his toes for potential dissent within his own ranks as well as attacks from the opposition benches in Parliament.
Phone-tapping scandal causing ripple effect across political scenePoliticsGreek Politics
Government officials are targeting the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) in early September, when Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will announce more cost-of-living relief measures, as an escape from the mounting pressure caused by the spying scandal.
Political impact of spying revelations unclear, as drip-feed of information continuesPoliticsGreek Politics
More revelations about the phone-tapping scandal threatening to engulf the Mitsotakis government are expected to surface in the coming days, leading up to the reopening of Parliament and the initiation of the inquiries looking into the affair.
ND struggles to shift spotlight away from wiretapping falloutPoliticsGreek Politics
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.
PASOK and SYRIZA turn up heat on govt as surveillance case realigns political forcesPoliticsGreek Politics
Political pressure on Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his government intensified on Wednesday, when PASOK leader Nikos Androulakis rejected the government’s handling of the revelation that he had been the subject of surveillance by Greece’s intelligence service.
No let-up in pressure over spying scandal as govt unveils intelligence agency changesPoliticsGreek Politics
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.