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EU Wants Probe of Greece Wiretapping on Political Leader, Journalist

The European Commission has intervened in the wiretapping scandal in Greece urging the government to investigate the revelations. By Phaedon Boukas The European Commission wants embattled Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, trying to distance himself from revelations that a rival politician...

Greek PM Admits Phone-Tapping, Denies Knowledge

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Monday admitted wrong-doing but denied knowledge of the recent phone-tapping scandal.

Greece’s Intelligence Chief Resigns Amid Phone-Tapping Scandal

Greece's head of the National Intelligence Agency (EYP) resigned on Friday after a phone-tapping scandal involving a journalist and a politician. The Head of EYP, Panagiotis Kontoleon, has submitted his resignation to the Prime Minister, "following wrong practices in the...

Greece Probes Phone-Tapping Allegation by Opposition Leader

Greece is probing allegations of phone-tapping by socialist leader Nikos Androulakis, who, earlier in the week, reported an attempt to compromise his mobile phone using Predator spyware. An extraordinary meeting of the Parliament’s Institutions and Transparency Committee will be convened...

Prosecutor Moves Against 4 in Phone Tapping and Pythia Assassination Plot Against Karamanlis

Greek Prosecutor Maria-Sophia Vaitsi called for the indictment of United States former agent William Bazil who is implicated in the phone tapping scandal of 2004 and the Pythia Plan, an assassination plot against former conservative prime minister Kostas Karamanlis. There...

Phone Tapping in Greece More Common than Most Think

The recent disclosure that the National Intelligence Service (EYP) phone tapped conversations between a SYRIZA member and a jailed terrorist brought forth the issue of phone bugs that is more common in Greek politics than generally thought. Office homes and...

Former Greek PM Samaras Suspects Phone-Tapping

Former prime minister Antonis Samaras claims there are serious indications that his cell phone is tapped. According to what Samaras told his close associates, he is suspecting that the phone tapping started a few days before the January elections but...

Investigation to be Launched After Phone Tapping Claims Near Greek Party Offices

An investigation has been launched in Athens after the Greek daily newspaper "Ta Nea" has reported that illegal phone tapping has taken place near the major political parties headquarters. According to the report, numerous suspicious devices have already been...

Criminal Proceedings Against Anyone Involved in the Greek Phone Tapping Case 2004-2005

 The Court of Athens decided to start proceedings against anyone involved in the phone tapping case. In January 2006, it was revealed that more than 100 mobile phone numbers were tapped and conversations of Greek Governmentals were monitored but the perpetrators were...