MPs vote to drop Lagarde list probe

Parliament’s institutions and transparency committee decided by a narrow majority on Tuesday to stop probing the handling of the Lagarde list, although this does not preclude a special panel of MPs doing so in the future.

The committee rejected SYRIZA’s request to find out why authorities failed until recently to investigate a list of over 2,000 Greeks with accounts at the Geneva branch of HSBC by seven votes to six.

Although New Democracy’s Manolis Kefaloyiannis voted in favor of continuing the probe, his conservative colleagues and deputies from PASOK, Democratic Left and Golden Dawn opposed the move.

Democratic Left proposed Parliament set up an investigative committee. SYRIZA said it would try to get support for such a probe.