PM brushes aside spying scandal, lowers expectations for handoutsPoliticsGreek Politics
Kyriakos Mitsotakis chaired on Wednesday his first cabinet meeting since the phone-tapping scandal took on threatening proportions for his government and the Greek Prime Minister used the opportunity to turn his ministers’ attention to other challenges ahead on the path to the next general election.
Parties tussle over scope of surveillance probe as latest poll puts Mitsotakis in framePoliticsGreek Politics
There has been no let-up in the pressure on Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his government to account for the surveillance of a politician and a journalist by Greece’s national security service, with a meeting of the relevant parliamentary committee set to be followed by a special parliamentary inquiry.
Opposition pushes for phone-tapping probe as early polls claim limited damage to NDPoliticsGreek Politics
Following on quickly from Friday’s fractious party leaders’ debate on the phone-tapping scandal, Parliament reconvenes in Athens to vote on PASOK-KINAL’s proposal to hold a parliamentary inquiry into the affair.
First head-to-head clash over spying scandal in Parliament fails to deliver decisive blowPoliticsGreek Politics
A much-anticipated party leaders’ debate in Greek Parliament on Friday was heavy in terms of accusation and counter-accusation but did not produce a definitive moment that could shape political developments decisively in the coming days and weeks.
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.
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.
Questions linger following PM's statement on surveillance of political rivalPoliticsGreek Politics
A fresh round of questions and accusations have been levelled at Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis after his eagerly anticipated statement on the surveillance of the leader of an opposition party failed to clear the air.
PM prepares response as pressure over spying scandal mountsPoliticsGreek Politics
Kyriakos Mitsotakis is due to make a statement on Monday in response to the gathering spying revelations that have sent his government reeling and left the Prime Minister facing the toughest political challenge of his tenure.
Spying scandal triggers high-level resignations, serious questions for government and PMPoliticsGreek Politics
After evading and playing down for weeks claims it was spying on journalists and political rivals, the government was rocked on Friday by the resignation of the Prime Minister’s general secretary, Grigoris Dimitriadis, and the head of the National Intelligence Service (EYP), Panagiotis Kontoleon, in what is shaping up as the biggest scandal yet during Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s tenure.