Anti-graft chief to get new tools to monitor MPs

Greece’s anti-corruption chief hopes to see an electronic system for checking the assets of politicians and public officials put into use before year-end, sources said Tuesday.

Ex-Supreme Court prosecutor Yiannis Tentes, the national anti-corruption coordinator since last year, is expecting the system, which will allow authorities to keep track of the assets declared by politicians and top civil servants, to be ready by November.

He is also aiming to form a five-member committee, comprising two MPs, two judges and a Bank of Greece deputy governor, that will assess the derivation of wealth (“pothen esches”) forms submitted by MPs and government officials each year.

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