Opposition submits censure motion over phonetapping scandal

The head of Greece's largest opposition party submitted a censure motion against the conservative government on Wednesday, accusing Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis of orchestrating mass wiretaps of political allies and foes.

The case, still under investigation by prosecutors, emerged in August when Nikos Androulakis, leader of the socialist PASOK party, Greece's third largest, said the country's intelligence service EYP tapped his conversations in 2021.

The Greek government has denied any wrongdoing or knowingly wiretapping anyone.

Parliament last month passed a bill reforming EYP and banning the sale of spyware after a leftist newspaper reported that more than 30 people, including ministers, had been under state surveillance via phone malware.

Alexis Tsipras, prime minister from 2015 to 2019, said his successor was the mastermind behind mass...

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