Parliament lifts immunity for ex minister

TAGS: Politics, Justice, Health

The Parliament's plenary on Wednesday decided to lift the immunity of former alternate health minister Pavlos Polakis from prosecution.

The move paves the way for a judicial inquiry into accusations made by Bank of Greece Governor Yannis Stournaras that he recorded a private telephone conversation between the pair without his consent, as well as a charge of slander made by the head of the workers’ union of Greece’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO), Stamatis Poulis.

SYRIZA lawmakers walked out of the debate following a speech by the ex minister during which he slammed the process as an “act of political prosecution” designed to conceal corruption inside KEELPNO.