Opposition parties reject official conclusions of surveillance inquiryPoliticsGreek Politics
The official report of the special parliamentary inquiry into the surveillance affair has ignited a fresh confrontation between the government and the parties of the opposition, with the latter directly contradicting the official conclusions and accusing the New Democracy of a cover-up.
ND and SYRIZA prepare to set out on campaign trailPoliticsGreek Politics
The two main parties are planning their next moves on the electoral chessboard as the campaign for the 2023 vote gets underway, albeit unofficially.
Govt rushes in new energy measures as Brussels decision on gas price cap deferredPoliticsGreek Politics
As the European Commission and EU member states continue to wrestle with proposals for some form of cap on the price of natural gas, Energy Minister Kostas Skrekas announced yet another package of measures aimed at cushioning the impact of high energy costs on Greek consumers
Frustrated Androulakis rounds off surveillance inquiry as issue fails to gain tractionPoliticsGreek Politics
The parliamentary inquiry into the surveillance scandal, which has been beset by friction between the government and the opposition over the scope and thrust of the investigation, concluded on Friday with the questioning of PASOK leader Nikos Androulakis by MPs.
Big two parties strengthen grip on voters, but dominance remains elusivePoliticsGreek Politics
More polls conducted in the past week confirm the resurgence of Greece’s two main political parties at the expense of smaller players, as the effect of the surveillance scandal appears to have dissipated with the return to regular political business.
Cost-of-living, surveillance developments encourage ND to target majority in 2023PoliticsGreek Politics
Following his numerous appearances in New York and the latest opinion polls showing that New Democracy has so far suffered minimal damage from the surveillance scandal, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is looking ahead to the upcoming election campaign with greater optimism and a growing sense that his party may be able to secure a parliamentary majority.
Opposition anger at constrained surveillance inquiry not yet reflected in public moodPoliticsGreek Politics
The opposition parties are growing increasingly frustrated with what they see as the government’s attempts to obstruct any meaningful investigation into the surveillance scandal, which for the time being seems to be low down on the list of Greek voters’ priorities.
Policy pledges bolster top two parties as ND erases losses from surveillance affairPoliticsGreek Politics
Soundings conducted in the wake of political leaders’ speeches at the Thessaloniki International Fair show governing New Democracy and main opposition SYRIZA both strengthened their positions, while support for third party PASOK has remained more or less static.
Surveillance scandal produces more damaging revelations for NDPoliticsGreek Politics
Just as Kyriakos Mitsotakis arrived in New York for a series of high-level meetings before his address to the United Nations general assembly later this week, the prime minister’s administration was beset by further problems at home as the parliamentary inquiry into the surveillance scandal took a surprising, and potentially damaging, turn.
Tsipras hits back with own economic pledges, choice for voters to ponderPoliticsGreek Politics
Alexis Tsipras responded to Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) speech a week earlier by making his own policy pledges and presenting voters with a different political equation to consider ahead of next year’s general elections.