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May 28, 2023
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Greece passes intelligence bill banning the sale of spyware

Vote comes as government tries to mitigate impact of a phone-tapping scandal involving Pasok party leader

Greece’s parliament has passed a bill overhauling the country’s intelligence service (EYP) and banning the sale of spyware, as the government tries to mitigate the impact of a phone-tapping scandal still under investigation.

The case has turned up the heat on the conservative government, which faces elections in 2023. It emerged in August when Nikos Androulakis, the leader of the socialist Pasok party, Greece’s third-largest, claimed the EYP listened to his conversations in 2021.

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