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PPC probing claims of missing union documents

The Public Power Corporation has launched an internal investigation after a state inspector claimed that documents relating to the payment of fund from PPC to its workers? union GENOP had disappeared from the labor group?s offices.

Public administration inspector Leandros Rakintzis is probing GENOP?s accounts after it emerged earlier this year that PPC had contributed 30 million euros to the union since 1999.

Rakintzis?s office claims that some key documents have disappeared since his investigation began but GENOP?s president Nikos Fotopoulos claims this is not a case and labelled the claim a ?provocation.?

?We are not afraid, nor are we worried about Mr Rakintzis?s investigation,? Fotopoulos told Skai TV.

The unionist challenged the inspector to list publicly the documents that are alleged to be missing. He also insisted there was nothing illegal or suspect about the funding that GENOP has received from PPC?s management over the last decade.

PPC said it was treating the inspector?s claims as serious and will be investigating the matter.