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Government Trying to Downplay Phone-Bugging Revelations, Androulakis Says

ATHENS – Opposition PASOK-KINAL leader Nikos Androulakis, who leads the third-largest party in the Greek parliament, on Friday accused the government of trying to downplay revelations about the surveillance of his mobile phone using illegal spyware, following a complaint that he filed with Greek authorities.

He stressed that he expected specific answers from the Parliamentary Committee on Institutions and Transparency that is meeting on Friday to discuss his complaint, noting that it was an issue of democracy.

“We are not paying the secret services to place us under surveillance nor to say that they are not the ones that have us under surveillance. We are paying them to tell us who is undermining democracy and the institutions,” Androulakis said, adding that he expected justice, the government and the services responsible for dealing with such issues to tell him the truth.

Androulakis said his goal was for the truth to be revealed in Greece, while a second goal was for the EU to impose legislation with clauses to regulate those able to buy such software, as happened in the United States.

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