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.
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.
Government initiative on supermarket prices reignites cost-of-living rowPoliticsGreek Politics
The latest government response to the cost-of-living crisis has been met with scepticism by opposition parties, as evidence suggests Greeks are paying more for basic goods than their European peers.
Tsipras targets PM, looking to gain traction from scandalsPoliticsGreek Politics
Hoping that the government is on the run over the latest allegations about its behaviour, SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras tried to turn up the pressure via a radio interview on Wednesday morning.
SYRIZA steps up cronyism allegations on eve of EP committee visitPoliticsGreek Politics
While the government continues to face fresh allegations in the phone-tapping affair, opposition SYRIZA is pursuing what it claims is extensive evidence of corruption in the allocation of public sector contracts to private companies close to the governing party.
Surveillance claims continue to bug New DemocracyPoliticsGreek Politics
Despite repeated attempts to bury the phonetapping scandal as an issue in Greece’s political debate, the government began this week facing questions about new claims regarding the role of its officials in the use of surveillance tactics not just against political rivals, but also members of the cabinet and ruling party.
SYRIZA accuses ND of covering for cronyism in wake of MP's expulsionPoliticsGreek Politics
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.