Prosecutor’s foot-dragging

Ever since the pension funds scandal first broke, the conservative administration has shown that it possesses the requisite political will to shed ample light on the affair. A first indication of the New Democracy government’s determination to crack down on graft came with its handling of the Mevgal blackmail case. However, the judiciary’s reflexes still fall short of those of the administration. It’s hard to understand why almost two months after reports on the overpriced bond first hit the headlines, the prosecutor heading the investigation has yet to question two of the protagonists in the affair, Messrs Papamarkakis and Priniotakis. One would have expected a little more sensitivity and a swifter investigation into a scandal that has shaken public opinion and justifiably raised concerns among the insured.

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