Govt hints at more relief measures as opposition lambasts electricity bill fixesPoliticsGreek Politics
The latest budget performance figures offered a pleasant surprise for the government, which has immediately got to the task of balancing public expectations for more assistance with the need to reassure the markets of its commitment to fiscal discipline.
Govt unveils spyware bill as it launches communications fightbackPoliticsGreek Politics
Hoping to swat away some of the criticism that has been aimed in its direction regarding the surveillance scandal, the government unveiled on Tuesday a draft law aimed at protecting privacy, which would also outlaw the sale and possession of spyware.
Privatisation of key northern ports on hold amid strategic rethinkPoliticsGreek Politics
The ports of Alexandroupoli and Kavala in northern Greece are to remain under state control, according to a surprise announcement made last week.
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.
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.
Scandals chip away at ND's lead as SYRIZA tries to cut through on surveillance issuePoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy’s lead over SYRIZA has declined noticeably over the last few weeks, according to a new opinion poll, as pressure mounts on the ruling conservatives over the surveillance scandal.