Tsipras on alert for snap elections, but Mitsotakis looks set to stay coursePoliticsGreek Politics
SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras has suggested that Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis could call snap elections early next year, several months before the government’s four-year term expires, but the chances of such a move appear slim for the time being.
Surveillance and Qatargate threaten to overshadow budget debatePoliticsGreek Politics
The scheduled debate over next year’s budget kicks off today with political parties distracted by corruption scandals at home and abroad. With governing New Democracy is bracing for further revelations stemming from the surveillance affair, third party PASOK-KINAL is in damage limitation mode after the arrest of its MEP Eva Kaili in Brussels on corruption charges.
Opposition senses PM's position on phonetapping becoming weakerPoliticsGreek Politics
The opposition parties have accused Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis of running scared from the discussion in Parliament about the surveillance scandal and the draft law the government has put forward in response to the allegations about extensive phonetapping.
PM offers uniformed personnel bonus as surveillance bill attracts more criticismPoliticsGreek Politics
Opposition parties have accused Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis of blatant electioneering after he announced on Tuesday that all those serving in the police and coast guard would receive a 600-euro bonus at the end of the year.
Tsipras pushes for more thorough probe into mounting wiretap allegationsPoliticsGreek Politics
SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras attempted on Monday to boost the low traction the surveillance scandal is receiving in Greece’s public debate by paying a visit to the Supreme Court prosecutor that is overseeing the investigation into the phonetapping claims.
SYRIZA gears up for looming elections as poll gap narrowsPoliticsGreek Politics
Perhaps encouraged by an apparent narrowing of the ratings gap between New Democracy and SYRIZA, the main opposition party is gearing up for the upcoming election campaign.
Energy measures reassure public, as govt scrambles to keep lid on other household costsPoliticsGreek Politics
Public confidence in the government’s ability to tackle rising energy bills is keeping the conservatives ahead of their rivals in the polls despite the damage done to their credibility by the surveillance scandal.
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.
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.
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.