Mitsotakis faces wire-tap trial

The Greek parliament voted yesterday to place the former conservative prime minister Constantine Mitsotakis on trial for his alleged role in a phone-tapping scandal, Reuter reports from Athens. The 300-seat body voted 163 to six to lift Mr Mitsotakis' parliamentary immunity and ordered him to be tried on charges of instigating a scheme to wire-tap dozens of political opponents and journalists from 1988 to 1991.