Greek PM apologizes to opposition leader for wiretapping, says it is "unforgivable"
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis apologized to the leader of the opposition Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) on Saturday after the latter said on Friday evening that he had learned that Greek intelligence service EYP listened to his conversations in late 2021.
Mitsotakis said: “"I wasn’t aware, I would have never allowed it. I owe Mr. Androulakis an apology for the mistake made."
“It was a serious and unforgivable mistake,” he added.
Mitsotakis is expected to make a public address over the case on Monday.
While PASOK leader Nikos Androulakis did not disclose the source of the information, the head of EYP, Panagiotis Kontoleon, resigned on Friday following allegations of wiretap.
Androulakis has called on the Greek Parliament to set up an investigative committee to look into the case, to which the government has responded positively.
On July 26, Androulakis also filed a complaint over an attempted bugging of his mobile phone with surveillance software.