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Greek PM to make a public statement on phone-tapping scandal on Monday

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Monday will make a public statement on the phone-tapping scandal that has rocked the country.

The scandal made world headlines and saw the resignations of the head of the country’s intelligence agency and of the General Secretary from the Prime Minister’s Office.

Leaked information has Mitsotakis apologizing over the apparent phone-tapping of opposition Pasok-Kinal leader Nikos Androulakis but saying he was not aware of this act of violation of personal freedom.

On Friday, government spokesperson Yiannis Economou said they had tried to get in touch with Androulakis but that he had “chosen not to respond”.

Economou also said: “According to Pasok leaks, there are calls for the reconvening of the Parliament’s Institutions and Transparency Standing Committee. The government responds positively to this request.

“And we hope that Mr. Androulakis will respond positively this time and be there in person so that he can be informed and get answers on all particulars regarding the legal intrusion that concerns him – answers that leave no room for arbitrary conclusions and conspiracy theories.”

Moreover, Supreme Court Prosecutor Isidoros Dogiakos will personally conduct a preliminary criminal investigation on the phone-tapping issue, it was also announced on Friday.

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