Parliament to investigate Haikalis claim he invested in stock market

The parliamentary committee responsible for monitoring MPs’ derivation of wealth declarations (pothen esches) is due to meet in the next few days to scrutinize claims by Independent Greeks MP Pavlos Haikalis.

Haikalis claimed last week that a middleman, Giorgos Apostolopoulos, attempted to bribe him so he would vote for the government’s presidential candidate. However, the MP also said that he gave Apostolopoulos 5,000 euros to invest on the stock market.

It is illegal for Greek MPs to own shares so the committee will examine whether Haikalis has broken these rules.