Greece’s main opposition left-wing SYRIZA demands the establishment of a Parliamentary commission that will investigate the funding of media by the conservative government and thus with taxpayers money.
The Committee should investigate “repeated acts of manipulation of public opinion by the Mitsotakis government with money of taxpayers, who on their part were objects of such manipulations,” SYRIZA wrote to its proposal.
Making use of a recently revised article of the Constitution according to which the opposition is given the right to submit proposals for the establishment of inquiry committees.
SYRIZA accuses “the government and the Prime Minister personally that in the outbreak of the pandemic he found the opportunity – citing “state of emergency” – to generously promote unprecedented amount of funding to the media – around 42 million euros – in “fast track” procedures with completely opaque procedures and without objective, non-political, criteria (direct negotiation, without publication, invitation lasting a few days, etc.).