Scepticism greets govt denials of involvement in surveillance, as communications missteps snowballPoliticsGreek Politics
The confirmation hearing on Wednesday for the new head of the national intelligence service kicked off what promises to be a stormy political season, with opposition parties intensifying the pressure to move the agenda on to the inquiry into the phone-tapping of politicians and journalists.
Parliament prepares for confrontation over spying as long-term consequences loomPoliticsGreek Politics
The political jousting between the government and the opposition over the phone-tapping scandal that began on Monday as Parliament resumed activities following the summer recess is set to intensify in the build-up to the party leaders’ debate scheduled for Friday.
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.
Political impact of spying revelations unclear, as drip-feed of information continuesPoliticsGreek Politics
More revelations about the phone-tapping scandal threatening to engulf the Mitsotakis government are expected to surface in the coming days, leading up to the reopening of Parliament and the initiation of the inquiries looking into the affair.
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.
ND and SYRIZA exchange broadsides, KINAL catches some flakPoliticsGreek Politics
The government breezed through Sunday’s no confidence vote, as expected, following a three-day parliamentary debate that left Greek voters none the wiser about what went wrong in the response to the recent Elpis snowstorm, which was the starting point for SYRIZA tabling a censure motion last week.
Parties hone strategies ahead of confidence votePoliticsGreek Politics
SYRIZA has attempted to raise the political stakes following this week’s snowstorm by triggering a confidence vote in Parliament on Sunday, but the government believes that it is just a move of desperation from opposition leader Alexis Tsipras because he sees support increasing for third party KINAL.
Parties at loggerheads over inquiry into media handoutsPoliticsGreek Politics
SYRIZA’s bid to put New Democracy on the spot over the Covid awareness campaign that saw a variety of Greek media outlets receive more than 40 million euros in total has been partially blocked by the government.
PM to address inflation as polls show wear and tear for govtPoliticsGreek Politics
The government and the opposition parties are set to cross swords in Parliament on Monday over inflation as opinion polls indicate that rising prices, as well as the health crisis caused by the pandemic, are taking their toll on New Democracy.
SYRIZA squeezes govt over relationship with mediaPoliticsGreek Politics
Greek Parliament debated on Friday SYRIZA’s proposal, backed by other opposition parties as well, for an inquiry into almost 40 million euros handed out by the government to local media firms, which New Democracy’s rivals claim was a thinly disguised attempt to influence coverage in the conservatives’ favour.