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  • Photo by MacroPolis Opposition fails to make inroads in spyware hearing as denials continue

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    Opposition parties have accused governing New Democracy of continuing to keep Parliament in the dark about key aspects of the surveillance affair, after a fresh hearing of the institutions and transparency committee failed to uncover any new information.

  • Photo by MacroPolis MPs aim to probe spyware as govt brushes off latest reports

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    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.

  • Govt unveils spyware bill as it launches communications fightback

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    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.

  • Photo via www.syriza.gr SYRIZA tries to pin Mitsotakis down over phonetapping

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    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.

  • Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos SYRIZA accuses ND of covering for cronyism in wake of MP's expulsion

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    The business dealings of the recently expelled New Democracy MP Andreas Patsis continue to attract criticism for the ruling party. Opposition SYRIZA is accusing PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis of a long-standing coverup while questions are emerging about the ability of the institutional checks and balances to expose conflicts of interest.

  • Photo by MacroPolis Opposition tries to put surveillance scandal back on political agenda

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    Just days after the parliamentary inquiry into the wiretapping scandal was officially concluded, the issue is back in the spotlight as the opposition parties continue to try to dig further into the matter and discover what they believe is the government’s involvement in the affair.

  • Photo by MacroPolis Opposition eyes continuation of wiretapping probe by other means

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    The final stage of Parliament’s investigation into the wiretapping affair played out in somewhat surreal circumstances on Friday, with New Democracy looking to swiftly close the book on the scandal but the opposition hoping that more chapters will be written in the weeks ahead.

  • Photo by MacroPolis Opposition parties reject official conclusions of surveillance inquiry

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    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.

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