Sunday, March 22, 2015
The fight against corruption is one of the most important tasks of the government in Athens. Now is just the man, who announced the reinstatement of former officers, some of them represented as a lawyer. He denied a connection.
The new Greek government has a first corruption scandal eventually. Deputy Interior Minister Giorgos Katrougalos to have a lawyer represent official dismissed whose reinstatement, he then announced as the minister himself. So reports the Athenians Sunday newspaper “To Vima”.
Under the headline “Minister sets officials and calls commission” writes “To Vima” Katrougalos could be several thousand euros richer when the he designed law for the reinstatement of 3,500 civil servants shall come into force
The Journal of published documents, which aimed to show that the law firm of Katrougalos still on 27 January -. the date on which he assumed responsibility for administrative reform – has signed contracts. As an honorary twelve percent of the amount in dispute had been agreed. The article made in Athens for substantial eddy. The opposition demanded the resignation of the minister.
Katrougalos dismissed the allegations at a press conference back. He gave up his law practice last summer after he was elected to the European Parliament. That of “To Vima” published document concerns neither officials dismissed, it was rather decreased by wage differences. “If all this were true, I would not only withdraw, but left the country or kill me,” Katrougalos said.
Campaign of the oligarchs?More Topic
The government of leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras stood demonstratively behind the Deputy Minister of the Interior. Government sources spoke of lies that spread the newspaper. You suspect a deliberate attempt to sabotage Syriza fight against corruption. Finally, the prejudicial to the interests of the Greek oligarchs who control many of the Greek mass media – including “To Vima”
Tsipras party SYRIZA is started with a promise to fight corruption.. Thousands of civil servants were dismissed or released as part of the Euro-savings requirements. The government Tsipras has promised to suspend all again.