Speaking to the newspaper To Vima, Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that he did not know about the secret surveillance of Nikos Andrulakis, and if he had known about it, he would not have allowed it. “It was a serious and unforgivable mistake, for which I owe Mr. Andrulakis an apology,” the Prime Minister said in the interview.
According to Andrulakisz, who is also a member of the European Parliament, he learned about the wiretapping from the cyber security service of the European Parliament a few days before he filed a report on July 26.
In April, financial journalist Tanassis Kukakisz received a notification from Citizen Lab, a digital rights protection organization, that he had been monitored with the Predator spy program between July and September 2021. The Commission, an American-based journalist-rights protection organization called Újságírók Vedelmére, demanded an investigation to determine who was behind the surveillance, and called for those involved to be held accountable.