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Greek Parliament votes to investigate ex-minister

January 17, 2013 • Business


Greece’s main opposition party SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras addresses the Parliament in Athens on Thursday Jan. 17, 2013. Greece’s Parliament is debating whether to investigate four former senior members of the government over how leaked data on Greeks who banked in Switzerland was handled. All three parties in the governing coalition have said they will vote later Thursday to investigate former finance minister George Papaconstantinou. Opposition parties also want probes into former prime ministers George Papandreou and Lucas Papademos, and former finance minister Evangelos Venizelos. All four deny wrongdoing. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek lawmakers voted early Friday to investigate former finance minister George Papaconstantinou over his handling of data on Greeks with Swiss bank accounts and whether he amended the list to remove three of his relatives.

The lawmakers voted in a marathon 16-hour Parliament session by 265 Login to read more

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