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SYRIZA Presses Mitsotakis Over Phone Tapping, Surveillance

November 14, 2022

ATHENS – Greece’s major opposition SYRIZA is continuing to go after Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ handling of a phone bugging and spyware bugaboo, demanding he provide more answers.

The National Intelligence Service EYP has admitted tapping the phones of 15,745 people it refused to identify, citing the national security as a reason, with Mitsotakis backing that up as well.

He’s also denied his New Democracy government is behind the use of Predator spyware that analysts said has been attached to the phones of a number of people, with a SYRIZA-sympathetic news site identifying more than 60 alleged targets.

In a statement, SYRIZA also said that, “If those that govern us were not so dangerous for the democracy and for the country’s national security then it would be only an act of comedy.”

The Leftists, who were in power for 4 ½ years before being ousted in July, 2019 snap elections will challenge again in 2023 polls and have jumped on the surveillance questions to go after Mitsotakis.

“Things are extremely serious and this country does not deserve such an irresponsible government or the citizens such a ruthless and impudent Prime Minister,” the statement added, the government dismissing the criticism.

SYRIZA said, “Now, under the weight of the revelations he indirectly admits the accuracy of the list of the phone tappings. We are expecting from Mr. Mitsotakis to give serious answers to the new revelations and not ludicrous allegations of panic.”

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