MPs aim to probe spyware as govt brushes off latest reportsPoliticsGreek Politics
Parliament’s institutions and transparency committee is due to hear on Monday from one of the key figures in the phonetapping affair, in what could be a significant moment in the development of the surveillance saga.
Energy measures reassure public, as govt scrambles to keep lid on other household costsPoliticsGreek Politics
Public confidence in the government’s ability to tackle rising energy bills is keeping the conservatives ahead of their rivals in the polls despite the damage done to their credibility by the surveillance scandal.
In full campaign mode, PM ventures forth to rally supportPoliticsGreek Politics
Now in complete election campaign mode, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is touring Greece to warn voters to disregard the criticism of his government and to back his New Democracy party next year if they want the country to progress and not regress.
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.
Cost-of-living protest adds to government's concernsPoliticsGreek Politics
Still reeling from the latest allegations regarding the surveillance scandal, the government faced the first general strike for a while on Wednesday as unions took to the streets to call for wage rises in the face of the cost-of-living crisis.
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.
Mitsotakis seeks Libya cooperation, keeps open mind on extending territorial watersPoliticsForeign Policy
The interview given by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to ANT-1 TV on Monday did not only focus on the surveillance scandal, but also revealed how Athens intends to respond to Ankara’s attempt to contest and challenge in practical terms Greek sovereign rights via the Libya-Turkey memorandum.
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.