Stournaras lashes out at ‘disgusting and false’ accusations over Novartis


Bank of Greece governor Yannis Stournaras on Wednesday rejected allegations regarding the Novartis case as “disgusting and false,” while requesting the formation of a parliamentary committee to conduct a preliminary inquiry into claims made in a prosecutors’ report that several high-ranking politicians were bribed by the Swiss drugs maker.

“The false accusations are causing severe damage to my honor and dignity and they were spread among the Greek people and abroad, and they undermine the integrity of the country’s central banker,” he said.