Greek politicians’ wealth declarations made public

Greek politicians’ wealth declarations made public

Golden Dawn leader Nikos Michaloliakos and his wife and party MP Eleni Zaroulia declared a joint annual income of 271,000 euros in 2013, the highest among party leaders, while the general secretary of the communist KKE party, Dimitris Koutsoumbas, had the lowest earnings at 44,000 euros, according to their “pothen esches” (income source declarations) made public by Parliament on Wednesday.

The earnings of the far-right leader and Zaroulia – 87,188 euros from their MP salaries and 183,862 from other sources – reportedly spiked once they entered Parliament in 2012, compared to previous declarations.

The declarations, which refer to 2012, do not include those of Union of Centrists leader Vassilis Leventis, Potami chief Stavros Theodorakis and other current lawmakers who were not MPs at the time.

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras declared an income of 66,864 euros from his MP salary, a further 2,460 euros in other earnings and 6,999 euros in the bank.

Opposition New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis declared annual earnings of 70,397 euros from his MP salary and another 11,203.79 euros from other sources. The conservative leader also declared bank deposits of 162,306 euros.

Panos Kammenos, defense minister and leader of the ruling coalition’s junior party, declared annual earnings of 179,493 euros and bank deposits of 44,439 euros.

Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos earned 45,512.63 euros from his MP salary and 16,737.72 euros in other income, while Economy Minister Giorgos Stathakis declared 28,113.23 euros from his MP salary and 44,521.97 euros from other sources.

The declarations were made public following repeated criticism of Parliament for delays in the release of lawmakers’ sources of income.

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