SYRIZA pushes alternative cost-of-living package but govt support still a vote-winnerPoliticsGreek Politics
The surprise announcement of a “Market Pass” for hard-pressed shoppers in the prime minister’s budget statement has attracted strong criticism from the opposition.
Reports claiming link between spyware and state pile pressure on governmentPoliticsGreek Politics
The government has come under renewed pressure regarding the phonetapping affair, as media reports have started pointing to a clear link between the state and the use of Predator, via a unit that was set up at a special National Intelligence Service (EYP) facility, to which police officers were allegedly detached to help run the hacking operation.
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.
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.
Rule of law and media freedom in spotlight after arson attack and European Commission reportPoliticsGreek Politics
The publication of a European Commission report raising the issue of threats to the practice of journalism in Greece on the day that the headquarters of a Greek media group were targeted in an arson attack highlights the troubled relationship between the media and politics in the country.
Latest criticism regarding human rights, civil society rebuffed by govtPoliticsGreek Politics
The Greek government’s attitude towards civil society and human rights has come under fire from international institutions in recent days, with the official response blaming propaganda and Turkish provocations for the accusations levelled.
Parties trade accusations over alleged interference in institutionsPoliticsGreek Politics
The latest developments in a series of politically charged court cases, and a dispute over the independence of Greece's competition authority, have ignited heated exchanges between the government and the two main opposition parties.
Media freedom concerns continue to bedevil Mitsotakis govt as EC takes notePoliticsGreek Politics
Pressure is piling on the Greek government to respond to the findings of recent reports which highlight a deterioration in conditions for the domestic media. Under increasing scrutiny by the European Commission, the Mitsotakis administration is now promising greater transparency and protection for journalists.
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.
SYRIZA maintains pressure over Covid treatment, media handoutsPoliticsGreek Politics
SYRIZA attempted on Wednesday to step up the pressure on the government around the Covid crisis, accusing New Democracy of giving up the effort to take on the pandemic.