PM asked EYP to protect Mint, report says


Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras reportedly asked Greece’s intelligence service (EYP) to guard the National Mint last summer, when it appeared some government members wanted to seize about 10 billion euros in a plan to introduce a parallel currency.

The website made the claims Friday in what it says was a substantiated report. Government sources did not confirm or deny the story.

Earlier this week, Bank of Greece Governor Yannis Stournaras told Skai TV that he had been informed of a plan to introduce a parallel currency and had, with the help of authorities, increased security at the Mint.

His claims drew criticism from former cabinet members Panayiotis Lafazanis and Yanis Varoufakis.