Greek journalist Kostas Vaxevanis was arrested for revealing the list of Greeks with large deposits in Swiss banks! The list was originally sent to the Greek government by the current head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde.
Mr. Vaxevanis (the editor of the magazine Hot Doc which revealed the list) announced on his twitter account this morning that he was arrested, and that he will appear on court on Monday morning in order to set the date of his trial, on charges of violating laws relating to the privacy of personal data.
Together with Pasok party and the Democratic Left, a small party that won only 16 percent of the vote, Mr. Samaras forms a New Government.
Mr. Samaras had supported the bailout. After the May elections, in which New Democracy and Pasok suffered a drubbing while Syriza made big gains, Mr. Samaras has said he will seek to soften the deal’s terms; but soon, Mr. Samaras will be forced to make massive spending cuts to carry out the country’s “obligations” according to the Memorandum…
Syriza party stated it will fight if the new government does not repudiate the most onerous terms of Greece’s loan deals.
Meanwhile, the departmental finance minister George Zanias will represent Greece at the meeting of Eurogroup on Thursday, and Ecofin on Friday. Mr. Zanias will ask the Finance Ministers of the Euro zone for a time extension of two years to reduce the deficit (until 2016).
Prime Minister Antonis Samaras
Ministry of Interior
Minister: Euripides Stylianidis
Undersecretary: Charalambos Athanassiou (former president of the Judges Association)
Former Minister (of Papademos government) for Development, Competitiveness and Shipping Adonis Georgiadis is the latest receiver of a yogurt attack when he was spotted with his wife and friends at a coffee shop in N. Philadelphia - Athens!
A group of people started booing the former Minister and new member of N.Democracy party (after his dismissal from LAOS far-right party for voting the 2nd memorandum) and through yogurts and coffees against him and his friends...
Watch the video below:
An arrest warrant was issued early in the morning based at the prosecutor’s investigation on how the former Minister and MP of PASOK party acquired his assets and charges which refer to false tax declaration in 2009 and money laundering...
"We are going to the investigating judge, we'll talk over there," said Tsohatzopoulos before he was transported the to the Courts.
"These measures are not only tough but also painful for the working people!" said Mr. Koutsoukos and he added
“Our lenders ignored our arguments and suggestions in a blackmailing way… Our initial fears for the true purposes of the IMF have been confirmed. It is obvious they serve certain interests since the ignore negative effects of the measures in our country's economics and the recession.”
In addition, a few hours ago, the parliament member of PASOK party Pavlos Stasinos has also resigned, showing opposition to the cruel policies of the government!
"I did not read the memorandum, because I had other obligations and duties. I had to deal with crime as minister of civil protection, and it was not my job to study the memorandum." M.Chrisochoidis said.
In addition, the Minister of Development said he agrees with Simitis’ speech in Berlin, adding that the memorandum was signed in a state of panic due to the possibility of payment suspension:
"The negotiation was very horizontal, and made an optimistic and naïve estimation to expect that things will evolve in one way. But things do not always turn out the way you like them to. The successive measures were leading to more depression because they were reducing liquidity."
We remind you that according to this loan facility agreement which the Minister did not have the time (!) to read the borrower hereby irrevocably and unconditionally waives all immunity to which it is or may become entitled, in respect of itself or its assets, from legal proceedings in relation to this Agreement, including, without limitation, immunity from suit, judgement or other order, from attachment, arrest or injunction prior to judgement, and from execution and enforcement against its assets to the extent not prohibited by mandatory law.
Watch the video below:
Police officer of DIAS motorcycled team managed to stop him and asked for his personal data.
Αccording to the police, the former Minister refused to take an alcohol test and swore the cops! Moreover, he injured a 25 year old policeman with his car trying to escape!
The police arrested Mr. Koulouris. After his testimony the former minister was released and the incident file was sent to the prosecutor.
The injured policeman was taken to the hospital.
Of course the most surprising part of the story is that the former minister was released after such a serious incident...
In his interview for "Kathimerini" newspaper Mr. Pagkalos says:
"The memorandum failed because we failed and to reduce costs and increase revenue by reducing tax evasion"
"The failure is obviously a result of the wrong leadership and mechanisms of the Financial ministry. Moreover, it is a result of scams and cheating against the Greek state from those who transferred the money abroad in order to avoid paying their taxes."
In addition, Mr. Pagkalos stated concerning the referendum:
The police had to organize escape operations when many people gathered outside the building of the General Secretariat. The protesters tried to enter the building and Mr. Georgiadis escaped after having received fire from eggs and oranges.
A few hours later the protesters learned Deputy Minister Adonis Georgiadis was giving an interview to the local television station "Archipelago".
The police organized a new plan and managed to smuggle Adonis Georgiadis for a second time but without avoiding the eggs and the oranges.