PASOK-Movement of Change leader Nikos Androulakis pointed out in his statement on Wednesday that “if I had not been a member of the European Parliament, today, together with me and the entire Greek people, we would not have known about the deep state methods used by the current government. We would not have known that in September 2021, shortly after the announcement of my candidacy for the leadership of PASOK, the National Intelligence Service (EYP) began to monitor me and a few days later there was an attempt to tap my mobile phone using the Predator software.”
“Through my own monitoring, an entire party was also monitored, former prime ministers, members of parliament, and members of the party, who talked with me regularly about the developments. So it wasn’t just me they were monitoring, but an entire democratic party,” he added.
Androulakis clarified that he is not going to accept an unofficial briefing on the case. “I will not tolerate ‘loss’ or tampering with data. I will not play the conspiracy game with leaks about foreign countries,” he said and added:
“I request that the entire file be immediately forwarded to the Institutions and Transparency Committee and that the Hellenic Authority for Communication Security and Privacy and the Hellenic Data Protection Authority be informed in the most official way about the reasons for the illegal and unconstitutional monitoring of me by the Intelligence Service.”