President calls for thorough investigation into wiretapping

[InTime News]

On Tuesday, President Katerina Saquelaropoulou stepped into a wiretapping scandal that has engulfed Greece’s conservative government.

Emphasizing that the level of transparency in state affairs is a measure of the quality of democracy, Sakelaropoulou called for a thorough investigation of the incident and measures to improve the operations of the National Intelligence Agency (EYP).

On the other hand, former president of Greece’s supreme judiciary, Sakelaropoulou, said that exceptions to the Telecommunications Privacy Act for national security reasons, as provided for in the constitution, “must be interpreted narrowly and their application We have to follow the rules and regulations,” he said. of law and proportion. “

In an address to the nation on Monday, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis claimed he was unaware that PASOK leader Nikos Androulakis, who is also a member of the European Parliament, was being monitored by an intelligence agency that reports directly to him.

Mitsotakis described the phone tapping that took place over the last three months before Androulakis was elected chief of PASOK as an unforgivable mistake.

The country’s spy chief and Mitsotakis’ most trusted aide resigned last week over the incident. President calls for thorough investigation into wiretapping

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