Greece’s top corruption prosecutor to be replaced

Greece’s top corruption prosecutor to be replaced

Next Monday, Supreme Court President Vassiliki Thanou will preside over a judicial council that will decide who will replace Eleni Raikou, the country’s top corruption prosecutor who resigned last month. 

Raikou’s second term as chief corruption prosecutor had been due to end on May 11. 

The official, who had been leading an investigation into alleged corruption by Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis, cited pressure and threats from ,“the health sector,” but also from, “unofficial centers of power,” as reasons for her resignation. 

She resigned just a few days after a press report which cited another prosecutor, Iliana Zamanika, alleging that Raikou covered up aspects of an investigation into former defense minister Yiannos Papantoniou.

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