Opposition PASOK-KINAL party leader Nikos Androulakis on Monday met with the head of the Hellenic Authority for Communication Security and Privacy (ADAE), Christos Rammos, in the aftermath of a Council of State (CoS) decision last week, which ruled as unconstitutional a 2021 law that forbade the watchdog from briefing persons under legal surveillance on the reasons why the state was monitoring them.

Androulakis was the most high-profile figure whose mobile phone was tapped in the eavesdropping furor that emerged two years ago. Greece’s intelligence service (EYP) had requested and received a relevant prosecutor’s approval to monitor his mobile phone during his tenure as a European Parliament deputy.

Exiting the offices of the independent authority’s offices, Androulakis remarked that now a path had opened for the truth to shine in the wiretapping and surveillance scandal.

“I am sure that by opening the path to truth in this sickening case, I am also opening Pandora’s box for Mr. (Kyriakos) Mitsotakis and the New Democracy government, which is deeply involved in a story that has shaken institutions and democracy.”

He added that he would continue his fight to safeguard universal respect for human rights and to erect strict barriers against the methods used by the para-state and corruption.

In other statements to the press, Androulakis expressed his belief that this was not just political but was also linked to economic interests, “because people made millions by trading illegal software, which in exports bore the stamp of today’s director of New Democracy.”

Regarding his briefing by the ADAE president, the leader of PASOK requested that procedures be expedited following the high court ruling. “He informed me that he is waiting for the decision to be officially released, and as soon as it is, he will immediately provide me with the information I need so that I can, in turn, brief the Greek people, as I have committed to do,” he concluded.