Parties clash on surveillance bill as PM insists he is putting national security first

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Institutions, Mitsotakis, New Democracy, Parliament, PASOK-KINAL, SYRIZA
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

The controversial surveillance bill was the focus of a heated debate in Parliament on Thursday, as Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis sought to dismiss criticism of the proposed changes to the workings of the national intelligence service.

The draft legislation was put forward after it was revealed that the intelligence service EYP spied on the head of the socialist party PASOK, the MEP Nikos Androulakis. Following the revelation, Mitsotakis called the incident a “mistake” and pledged to ...

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