Listening scandal grows in Greece: Parliament takes action

The ‘wiretapping’ earthquake in neighboring Greece continues unabated.

As the scandal reached Mitsotakis’ nephew, the expected step from the Greek Parliament came.

According to the news in the British Guardian newspaper, members of the Parliament decided to launch a parliamentary investigation about the spy scandal.

SCANDAL Arose, resignations came one after another

In Greece, allegations that journalist Thanasis Koukakis and Panhellenic Socialist Movement Party (PASOK) Leader Nikos Androulakis had spyware installed on their mobile phones and were tapped illegally, led to the resignation of the Greek Intelligence Service (EYP).

Panagiotis Kontoleon, Head of the Greek National Intelligence Service (EYP), submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Kiryakos Mitsotakis.

(Photo/Archive: Panagiotis Kontoleon)

While it was announced that the resignation of Panagiotis Kontoleon, who is affiliated to the Prime Minister, was accepted, PASOK Leader Nikos Androulakis made the following statements in his statement;

‘This is a subject that shocks me because I never expected to personally experience the situations that previous generations went through in an EU country. Unfortunately, I see the government making a desperate attempt. We don’t pay secret services to watch us. We pay them to say who is undermining democracy and state institutions. Those who tried to robotize my mobile phone and entrap me with software so advanced that I could open it at any time, even when the camera and microphone were turned off, had a certain purpose. I expect to learn the truth from justice, government and authorities.’

MİÇOTAKİS’ NIece also resigned

In the news in the Greek media, it was claimed that Feliks Bicios, the owner of the ‘Intellexa’ company, which sold the spyware program in question, had some business relations with Prime Ministry Secretary General Grigoris Dimitriadis, who is also the nephew of Prime Minister Kiriakos Mitsotakis. He announced that he resigned yesterday ‘in order not to wear down and protect Prime Minister Mitsotakis’.

The European Parliament established a special committee after it was revealed that Pegasus, the spyware of Israel-based NSO Group, was monitoring more than 50 thousand phones worldwide. While the US government banned the import and use of Pegasus, technology giant Apple sued the company.

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