Censure motion tabled against Greek gov't over wiretapping affair-Xinhua

Censure motion tabled against Greek gov't over wiretapping affair

Source: Xinhua| 2023-01-25 23:51:00|Editor: huaxia

ATHENS, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- Greece's main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance party tabled a censure motion against the government on Wednesday over allegations of surveillance of ministers, members of Parliament, generals, journalists and businessmen by the Greek National Intelligence Service (EYP).

Addressing Parliament, SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance leader Alexis Tsipras accused Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and the conservative government of extensive wiretapping wrongfully citing national security reasons.

For several months, Greek media have reported that many people had been under surveillance by EYP in recent years.

The independent Hellenic Authority for Communication Security and Privacy (ADAE), which is responsible for privacy issues, has been investigating the issue.

Mitsotakis and the government have stated that they were not aware of any surveillance activities and that all procedures were legal.