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Independent Greeks, Golden Dawn submit proposal for Lagarde List probe

A total of 37 lawmakers on Wednesday signed a proposal submitted to Parliament regarding setting up a parliamentary committee to inquire on the issue of the so-called Lagarde List, a list containing the names of Greeks with deposit accounts at a Geneva branch of HSBC.

Co-signing the proposal were 18 Independent Greeks and 18 Golden Dawn deputies, along with independent MP Nikos Nikolopoulos. The proposal stated that former Finance Minister Giorgos Papaconstantinou, former Finance Minister and current PASOK chief Evangelos Venizelos, as well as former Prime Ministers George Papandreou and Lucas Papademos, should all be included in the probe.

Meanwhile, the three-party coalition government – comprising New Democracy, PASOK and Democratic Left – has suggested that only Papaconstantinou should be investigated, while opposition SYRIZA has submitted its own request for both Papaconstantinou and Venizelos to be investigated by a parliamentary committee.

A Parliamentary vote is expected in the next few days.