Tsipras accuses exclusively PM Mitsotakis of the 'surveillance scandal'

Sun, 14 Aug 2022 13:21 GMT
Main opposition SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras, in an article published on Friday in 'Efimerida Ton Syntakton' newspaper, accuses exclusively Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis of the "surveillance scandal."
Tsipras accuses exclusively PM Mitsotakis of the 'surveillance scandal'

"The revelations so far about the 'legal' and illegal surveillance of politicians and journalists constitute a grave insult to the Constitution and leave a deep wound in the democratic functioning of the State. And Mr. Mitsotakis himself is, without a doubt, solely responsible for this. No only because as a prime minister he has the objective responsibility, but also because he hastened from the first day of his governance to assume, by law, the responsibility of the National Intelligence Service (EYP)," Tsipras noted.
After denouncing "public lies" by the prime minister's close associates, Tsipras underlined that there is "no doubt about the intentions but also the guilt, both of themselves and of their political superior."
The leader of the main opposition referred to the "next day" stressing that "the simple change in power is not enough."
As he stated, "what is required is a plan for the reorganisation of the Third Hellenic Republic. An institutional restart plan, which will concern not only the EYP, but also the judiciary system, the operation of the media, independent authorities and control mechanisms" with "serious and courageous reforms that will ensure more democracy, transparency, accountability, justice and meritocracy".


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