Probe into minister’s assets is shelved


A parliamentary committee on Monday shelved an investigation into State Minister Alekos Flambouraris after an audit reportedly indicated that his derivation of assets (“pothen esches”) declarations do not present any cause for concern.

The probe into Flambouraris was launched after it emerged last year that he had failed to declare shares in a private construction firm that won a state contract.

The committee decided, however, that former finance minister Gikas Hardouvelis should come under scrutiny after he failed to submit a pothen esches declaration while working as an adviser to technocrat premier Lucas Papademos, who served between November 2011 and May 2012.