Opposition parties continue to pursue wiretap claims, as surveillance bill passes first hurdle

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Institutions, Justice, New Democracy, Parliament, PASOK-KINAL, SYRIZA

The conservative government has seen its draft legislation on surveillance and spyware past the first hurdle in Parliament, but opposition parties continue to pursue multiple routes to pressure the authorities into an official investigation into media claims of a widespread government-sponsored surveillance operation.

The surveillance bill, which New Democracy is presenting as a remedy for the missteps which it claims led the national intelligence service to eavesdrop on PASOK leader Nikos Androulakis, was approved at the committee stage in Parliament on Tuesday even...

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