Thursday May 28, 2015 Search
Weather | Athens
14o C
09o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Ex-PM slams allegations his mother is on 'Lagarde list'

Former Prime Minister George Papandreou, who led Greece into its first bailout deal with its foreigners creditors after being elected in 2009, slammed reports in local media on Sunday suggesting that his mother Margaret is being investigated in connection to a list of Greeks with large deposits in a Swiss bank.

"The publications... are clearly targeting me and the policies I implemented against all manner of political and personal interests," George Papandreou said in a statement issued in response to Sunday's editions of To Vima and Proto Thema alleging that the Financial Crimes Squad (SDOE) is investigating his mother over large deposits at the Geneva branch of HSBC.

The publications quote a source from SDOE as saying that Margaret Papandreou's name appears behind the largest deposit on the so-called "Lagarde list" -- a list of Greek depositors at the HSBC branch that was submitted to ex-Finance Minister Giorgos Papaconstantinou in the fall of 2010 by his French counterpart at the time Christine Lagarde, currently managing director of the International Monetary Fund.

In response to the publications, Margaret Papandreou, also wife of former Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou, suggested that they were a personal attack against her family, dismissing the allegations as "lies and false accusations."

"The people in charge of the newspapers To Vima and Proto Thema have the experience to know that they should have simply asked me, investigated the case before they published anything. Cowardly and immoral, they did not," Margaret Papandreou said in her statement.

The amount of the deposit is said to be in excess of 500 million, though it was not clear in what currency.

ekathimerini.com , Monday December 3, 2012 (10:45)  
Heavy rain hampers traffic, power supplies
Anastasiades, Akinci agree on new crossings on divided island
Greek gov´t says hopes for deal with lenders by Sunday
Less than one-in-three chance of Greece leaving eurozone this year
´Three-quarters of way´ to Greece deal, says Moscovici
Greece and its international creditors are "three quarters of the way" to reaching a deal, EU Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs Pierre Moscovici said Thursday. "We've gone three...
Greek design picked for commemorative euro coin
Greece's future in the euro may be in doubt, but the EU has nevertheless picked a Greek design for a special coin for the 30th anniversary of the bloc's official flag. With no discernible ir...
Inside Business
SOCCER
Panathinaikos conquers PAOK through Tavlaridis goal
A Stathis Tavlaridis goal has brought Panathinaikos to practically within one point from clinching a spot in next season’s Champions League qualifiers, as the Greens made it three out of thr...
SOCCER
AEK Athens returns to top league after financial collapse
Greek club AEK Athens has just returned to the country's top soccer league, two years after financial collapse sent it to a lower league. One of the country's largest clubs, AEK sealed its s...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
Greece´s Cuban pathway to a parallel currency
The idea of a parallel currency for Greece is worthy of consideration, with even German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble broaching the possibility as Greece fails to reach an agreement wi...
COMMENTARY
Endless confusion and worry
The Holy See on Wednesday expressed its own view regarding the Greek crisis. Cardinal Pietro Parolin – the Vatican’s equivalent of prime minister – voiced his concern over ongoing negotiatio...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. ´Three-quarters of way´ to Greece deal, says Moscovici
2. Greek design picked for commemorative euro coin
3. Heavy rain hampers traffic, power supplies
4. Anastasiades, Akinci agree on new crossings on divided island
5. Greek gov´t says hopes for deal with lenders by Sunday
6. Less than one-in-three chance of Greece leaving eurozone this year
more news
Today
This Week
1. Endless confusion and worry
2. G-7 weighs in on Greece as Tsipras government told to be serious
3. ECB's Nowotny says no to loosening funding for Greece now
4. Lagarde says still much work to do in Greek debt talks
5. Following up on a positive step
6. European shares edge lower as Greek deal optimism fades
Today
This Week
1. Conspiracy madness
2. Hotel contracts with a ‘Greek default clause’
3. Neither Grexit nor a dual currency will solve Greece’s problems
4. Some 300 mln left banks on Tuesday
5. No more 'quick and dirty' fixes for Greece
6. Merkel said to plan address for Greece if deal reached
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2015, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.