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Fate of Greek economic prosecutors hangs in the balance

The fate of two economic prosecutors responsible for probes into the Lagarde list and the funding of political parties is to be decided after Easter when the Supreme Court’s judicial council is to convene, Kathimerini understands.

Grigoris Peponis and Spyros Mouzakitis have made bold strides since their appointment in 2011. But the decision to extend or terminate their terms, which expire at the end of June, will depend on a range of concerns. Both had complained of intervention by top judicial officials in their work before reconciling with the latter. Fears that probes will founder if they depart have eased after the appointment of two “corruption prosecutors.”

The economic prosecutors plan to bring charges against managers of banks that funded parties, despite a recent law essentially granting bank executives immunity from prosecution as regards loans given to political parties, Kathimerini understands.