North Macedonia's Prime Minister Zoran Zaev appeared before the Skopje Criminal Court on Thursday as a witness in the ongoing case "Target-Fortress", in which former top interior ministry and secret police officials are charged with masterminding and carrying out a massive illegal wiretapping operation.
Nebojsa Stefanovic added that it was in the public interest to reveal that Aleksandar Vucic was wiretapped and under surveillance.
Stefanovic said that it was not the point that the President read out a classified document on TV, but that he was under surveillance and being wiretapped.
A special appeals prosecutor has given two lawyers accused of participating in the so-called "mafia" operating at Korydallos maximum-security prison in Athens until Monday to prepare their defense.
The two attorneys are a 65-year-old man, who was the target of an attempted murder in 2004, and a 45-year-old woman.
A Greek prosecutor has brought murder charges against unknown perpetrators over a telecoms executives death - initially dismissed as suicide - on the eve of a major wiretap scandal in 2005.
The charges formally filed Thursday mean that Greek judicial authorities will now try to establish who was responsible for the March 2005 hanging death of Costas Tsalikidis.
A 20-year-old man from Istanbul went on trial for framing his girlfriend's father as a terrorist by hacking his computer, local media reported on June 15.
A Greek court in Thessaloniki has aproved a Macedonian request for the extradition of two former secret police employees linked to the wiretapping scandal that brought down Macedonia's previous government.
The two former police officers, Goran Grujevski and Nikola Boskoski, have claimed that their lives might be in danger if they are extradited to Macedonia.