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Greece to Tighten Intelligence Service Control After Wiretapping Scandal

The conservative government in Greece is proposing a new law to tighten checks on the country's intelligence service following the wiretapping scandal that has rocked the nation. The draft law which was posted online for public consultation on Tuesday aims...

Greece’s Opposition Demands Snap Elections Over Wiretapping Scandal

Opposition parties in Greece demanded the resignation of PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis and requested snap elections during a heated debate in parliament over the wiretapping scandal. Main opposition leader Alexis Tsipras said that Mitsotakis not only knew about the wiretapping of...

Greece’s Spy Service Tapped 15,700 Phones: Targets Secret

Greece's phone tapping scandal is growing after a journalist revealed that the National Intelligence Service (EYP) was tracking 15,700 other devices. This came in testimony to a parliamentary committee from EYP's former chief Panagiotis Kontoleon, Reuters said. The news led...

Greece Wiretapping Scandal Might Cause EU Probe

The European Commission has intervened in the wiretapping scandal in Greece urging the government to investigate the revelations. The European Commission wants embattled Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, trying to distance himself from revelations that a rival politician and journalist...

European Parliament Halts Payments of EU Funds to Ankara

The Plenary of the European Parliament recently adopted an amendment brought forward by a Greek MEP to halt all European funding to the Turkish authorities. The amendment was proposed by Nikos Androulakis, an MEP for the Socialist and Democrats group...

Venizelos Casts Loverdos Out of PASOK

With his party sinking fast for unrelenting support for austerity measures that are antithetical to its founding principles, PASOK Socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos ejected former minister Andreas Loverdos for trying to start a new movement. Venizelos moved swiftly to boot...

PASOK Loses Another MP, Androulakis Quits

After ejecting six of his Members of Parliament for not supporting a $17.45 billion spending cut and tax hike plan, PASOK Socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos has lost another one after veteran deputy Mimis Androulakis quit the party, adding to...