According to information from parapolitika.gr, a request for the prosecution against former Prime Minister George Papandreou and former Finance Minister Giorgos Papaconstantinou was submitted to the prosecutor of the Supreme Court J. Tentes, by the economic prosecutor Gregory Peponis. The prosecution has to do with false economic data that brought our country to the IMF.
Specifically, the Public Prosecutor Gregory Peponis, sent the file for the case of the Greek Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) to the prosecutor of the Supreme Court, in order to be forwarded to Parliament for contingent liabilities of politicians (members of the ex- government).
Former members of the Board of ELSTA have testified that the 2009 deficit was purposely inflated!
Similar information were also revealed by the former vice president of the Authority Nikos Logothetis, who is now prosecuted for violation of personal data, after a complaint report of the President of ELSTAT Andrea Georgiou, for theft of official data form emails.
Former PM Papandreou name has been also involved in revelations of strange economic games by independent MP Panos Kammenos:
"Goldman Sachs, have played a crucial role in the financial crisis around the world. We are still in the process of investigating the role of Goldman Sachs. In Greece, there has been a parliamentary committee set up, and we will have the results hopefully soon."
New Europe: “Merkel and Sarkozy want Samaras to sign to secure Leopard and Rafale sales, agreed with Papandreou”
According to "New Europe online" Angela Merkel and French President Sarkozy agreed with George Papandreou to grant Greece with the €110 billion mega-loan but with his commitment to purchase military supplies from Germany and France that worth €10.5 billion euro!!! The agreement says that the purchases will be in equal parts between Germany and France. The hardware will include frigate war ships, Leopard tanks from Germany and Rafale combat aircrafts from France.
In addition, "New Europe" connects the secret Papandreou-Merkel -Sarkozy agreement, with immediate retirement of all heads of the Greek armed forces from the former defence minister Panos Beglitis just 3 days before the Papandreou government collapsed!!
Mr. Raichenmpach during his interview for the newspaper "ETHNOS" states clearly:
"The action plan is agreed since May 2011 by the Greek authorities"
On the other hand, the Greek government in July 2011 was supporting that this was a new term of the EU in order to release the fifth installment of the loan!
Raichenmpach' s statements follow the uncovering of a secret agreement between Mr. Papandreou and Dominique Strauss-Kahn in 2009, in order to put the country in the IMF just after he wins the elections!
Lucas Papademos will (you can never be 100% sure with these politicians) be the new Prime Minister of Greece. Mr. Papademos arrived to the Presidential Palace to join the meeting of the Political leaders with the President Karolos Papoulias.
The meeting between Papandreou, Samaras, LA.O.S party leader Karatzaferis and Karolos Papoulias at the presidential mansion started at 10:15 and is still under way. Mr. Papademos arrived at the Mansion around 12:00.
It seems that the two political leaders (former Rock Stars) are playing their music and expect from the Greek People to dance... Papandreou and Samaras are trying for a 4th day to agree on the person for the Prime Minister's position in the upcoming coalition government while Greek people, Europe and markets are ridden in a climate of uncertainty!
After Papandreou resignation the two political leaders had a meeting with President Papoulias and Mr. Karatzaferis (LA.O.S far right party leader) in order to announce the name of the new Prime Minister and the new government of unity. The meeting never ended. Mr. Karatzaferis left enraged and it looks like the two men clashed again.
In the meanwhile, Greek citizens feel uncertain and insecure. According, to the survey conducted for the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EBEA), 53% of Greeks believe that the October 27 deal will lead the nation into a further economic downturn. No more that 18% expects a recovery. In addition, according to data released by the Bank of Greece on Tuesday, Greek families and businesses withdrew over 5.5 billion euro in September. Within a month the total deposits decreased by -14% in comparison with 2010!
In Europe, Angela Merkel calls for "new Europe"! According to Reuters, German and French officials have pointed out strategies for a extended overhaul within the European Union designed to establish a more integrated and perhaps smaller euro zone!
Despite of these, the two room-mates of Amherst College of Massachusetts still struggling to agree on something, and they put Greece, Greek people and probably the EU into real danger.
Strange games by Papandreou and Samaras! Many members of both political parties are opposed to their leaders!
After Mr. Papandreou's resignation from the Prime Ministers position, Mr. Papandreou and Mr. Samaras are discussing with President Papoulias. Filippos Petsalnikos (current President of Greek Parliament) seems that is going to be the new Prime Minister but many members of both PASOK and New Democracy parties are against their leaders' choice.
They believe that the selection of Filippos Petsalnikos has to do with the desire of former PM Papandreou to control the political developments in his party. Filippos Petsalnikos is a close associate of Mr. Papandreou and he was one of the few referendum supporters.
Leader of LA.O.S party Mr. Karatzaferis has left enraged the meeting of political leaders.
In a few hours (6 pm local time) Prime Minister Papandreou will meet the President Mr. Karolos Papoulias in order to submit his resignation. Immediately after, the President will will meet the council of political leaders in order to announce then new Prime Minister of Greece and the composition of the coalition government.
According to latest information, FinMin Evangelos Venizelos and Filippos Petsalnikos (current President of Greek Parliament) are possible candidates for the Prime Minister's position.
Two alternative solutions would be of Professor Vassilios Skouris (president of the Court of Justice) and Vasilis Rapanos (Chairman of the Board of the National Bank of Greece and Chairman of the Hellenic Bank Association).
Greek party leaders are still battling to agree on a new person for the prime minister's position, while the rest of the Greek nation and the EU still waiting for an agreement on a unity government which will try to save the country's finances and end the chaos that threatens the euro.
Although, it seemed like the agreement on the new government would be reached without delay, we still do not have a conclusion after days of wrangling.
Up to now, they have decided that a "100 day" government needs to be established to drive a 130 billion euro bailout for Greece through parliament and lead the country to elections in February.
Let's hope that they will step aside their personal ambitions and take the best decision for the future of Greek people.
Official sources report that George Papandreou may announce his resignation right after today's cabinet meeting that starts the procedures for the coalition government.
A meeting of the political leaders is expected probably tomorrow.
"Negotiations for a coalition government will start as early as possible" were the words of Prime Minister George Papandreou.
“Yesterday the government obtained a vote of confidence. Today I went to the President to inform him regarding my determination to form a national coalition government. The new government must focus on the October 27 agreement, which is a vital for Greece in order to stay in the eurozone. Procedures and conversations will start at the earliest possible time” he added.
PASOK government received a vote of confidence after Prime Minister's speech in front of the parliament. PM Papandreou promised to start conversations with all the opposite parties in order to form a government of unity.
Mr. Samaras, the leader of the main opposition party (New Democracy) has stated earlier today that will only accept a government of unity which will lead the country into elections in six weeks.
PM Papandreou and his finance Minister Venizelos have made clear that the new government will not lead Greece to elections until the end of February!
It is quite unclear which will be the political developments in Greece the next days, since none of the political leaders seems to be ready to cooperate for the benefit of the nation.
Conversations are planned to take place among Pasok and New Democracy representatives in order to form a transition government. Earlier today, many PASOK members reacted negatively to Pm George Papandreou’s attempt to make a referendum on whether Greece should continue in the EU.
According to information government officials are going to discuss with members of New Democracy party in order to establish a new government. Earlier today, New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras mentioned that he is ready to discuss the possibility of cooperation which will lead to elections in the near future.
Papandreou losses his parliamentary majority since PASOK MPs Eva Kaili and Elena Panariti announced that they will not give a vote of confidence "to a government that is leading the country to disaster". MPs Dimitris Lintzeris and Kostas Kartalis have also differentiated themselves
Earlier today Minister of Finance Venizelos stated that he also does not agree on a referendum about the future of the country in the Eurozone. Many other important member of the party seem also to agree with FM Venizelos.
Some members of PASOK suggest that Papandreou could continue as the president of PASOK while the PG elect Venizelos as prime minister.Then, Venizelos has to ask the other parties to vote in support of the financial loan agreement, and establish a government of national rescue.
Ministerial council at this moment in Athens with PM Papandreou to be negative in the MPs proposals.
A few weeks ago, President Sarkozy was saying : "It's not possible to let Greece fall, for moral and economic reasons" - "Greece Future Is in the Euro Region" -“If we created the euro, we cannot let a country fall that is in the euro zone. Otherwise, there was no point in creating the euro,”
Suddenly, at the end of October the French President admits that "It was a mistake to let Greece join the euro single currency". One month later, Mr. Sarkozy, Angela Merkel and the IMF are blackmailing Greek people with a catastrophic dilemma: "Whether or not they want Greece in the Eurozone"
The worst part of the story is that the referendum was announced by the Prime Minister of Greece. Mr. Papandreou gave the opportunity to the European Leaders and the IMF for a direct blackmail towards the people of his own country.
Greek people will now have to vote... They will have to vote YES and surrender their country and lives to their "helpers - lenders" OR vote NO and suffer the consequences of bankruptcy!
Democracy at Its BEST...
As suggested by French president Nicolas Sarkozy, Greek PM Papandreou has been invited in the meeting of the G20 tomorrow at Cannes, in order to give explanations about the upcoming referendum in Greece.
Today, President Sarkozy and Angela Merkel will have a meeting in Cannes with EU leaders and the IMF and afterwards with Greek PM Papandreou and finance minister Venizelos, to talk about the issues that could occur due to the upcoming referendum.