Kammenos gets off lightly in Papandreou suit

An Athens court on Tuesday partially vindicated Andrikos Papandreou, the brother of former Socialist Prime Minister George Papandreou, in his legal suit against Independent Greeks leader Panos Kammenos (photo), who had accused the former of involvement with a firm that profited from the purchase of credit default swaps (CDS) insuring against a Greek bankruptcy.

The court ordered Kammenos to pay Papandreou 30,000 euros in damages and another 500 euros every time he slanders him in the future.

Kammenos’s office claimed the verdict vindicated the party leader as the original lawsuit by Papandreou had sought 1.4 million euros in damages.

Papandreou accused Kammenos of “continuing his campaign of misinformation.”