ND blocking efforts to fight corruption, PM says

TAGS: Politics, Media

Leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has accused the country’s conservative opposition of obstructing the government’s efforts to crack down on the “triangle of corruption.”

Speaking during a scheduled debate about education in Parliament Wednesday, Tsipras attacked New Democracy for questioning the legitimacy of a recent auction for nationwide television licenses.

“You are lashing out in defense of the darkest power web of the post-dictatorship period, a web built by media barons with New Democracy and PASOK,” Tsipras said.

The opposition has slammed the recent auction for lacking transparency and a proper vetting process for candidates.