Tsipras pushes for more thorough probe into mounting wiretap allegationsPoliticsGreek Politics
SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras attempted on Monday to boost the low traction the surveillance scandal is receiving in Greece’s public debate by paying a visit to the Supreme Court prosecutor that is overseeing the investigation into the phonetapping claims.
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.
Government initiative on supermarket prices reignites cost-of-living rowPoliticsGreek Politics
The latest government response to the cost-of-living crisis has been met with scepticism by opposition parties, as evidence suggests Greeks are paying more for basic goods than their European peers.
Summer Covid wave sparks fresh warnings, as opposition unites on gender-based violencePoliticsGreek Politics
The government’s confidence in its handling of Covid-19 over the summer is being challenged by the high death toll recorded in July, and the expectation of a new wave in the autumn.
Questions over handling of rape case turn spotlight on policing and legacy of Greek #MeTooPoliticsGreek Politics
The handling of an alleged rape has prompted calls for justice and impartiality over concerns of a potential cover-up, while it has raised questions about progress in the government’s drive to tackle violent crime against women.
Govt hails success of vaccine mandate amid continuing surge in 'hard' indices of pandemicPoliticsGreek Politics
On the day when fines kicked in for unvaccinated citizens over the age of 60, the government has been hailing the success of the mandate in increasing vaccination rates. Continuing high death rates and record hospitalisations from Covid-19, however, make it unlikely that restrictions will be lifted in the coming week.
Govt responds to report on deadly incident with tougher policing measures, as critics call for rethinkPoliticsGreek Politics
The official report into an incident in which police fired shots at a fleeing car, killing one occupant and injuring another following a high-speed chase, has prompted the government to announce a series of tough new policing measures.
Health service in spotlight as govt scrabbles for more measures to contain CovidPoliticsGreek Politics
The government is set to admit defeat in its strategy for containing Covid-19 as health data continues to cause concern and new measures are set to be announced to rein in the virus.
Challenges piling up for govt as spokesperson departsPoliticsGreek Politics
The difficulties faced by the government are piling up as Covid-19 continues to be a threat to public health and finances, the stand-off over the hunger strike of terrorist Dimitris Koufodinas intensifies and another high-profile figure departs the administration.
Mitsotakis defends #MeToo response amid acrimonious debatePoliticsGreek Politics
As the government becomes more deeply mired in accusations of covering up sex abuse in public institutions, PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis invited political leaders to debate the “quality of public dialogue” in a special session of Parliament on Thursday.