Speaker wants to launch committee to audit Greek debt

Parliament Speaker Zoe Konstantopoulou revealed plans on Tuesday to set up committees to audit Greece’s public debt and to examine the country’s claims to Second World War reparations from Germany.

Konstantopoulos informed journalists about her intentions after a meeting earlier in the day with her Cypriot counterpart Yiannakis Omirou.

Konstantopoulou said that a third committee would be set up to check the circumstances in which Greece had to sign its first bailout agreement in May 2010.

The Greek speaker argued that the troika memorandums have led to parliaments being “blackmailed.”

She said the investigation into how Greece’s debt, currently totaling around 175 percent of GDP, was accumulated would be a “tool aimed at rectifying an acute injustice against the Greek people.”