OPINION

Better late than never

The Special Investigations Service of the Finance Ministry has finally decided to turn its attention to the offices of the Greek branch of the German electronics and engineering giant Siemens, the company involved in a bribes-for-contracts scandal. An investigation into the company’s allegedly corrupt practices was launched 27 months ago by Greek judicial authorities. Their visit to the company’s local headquarters with a magistrate yesterday raises hopes that maybe, one day, the truth about this shameful affair will come out. It is the hope of every Greek that the investigation will reveal all the details of the scandal. We hope that it will discover who was bribed by the company, when the illegal exchanges took place and and how they were carried out. Everyone hopes that strong light will be cast over every aspect of this sordid affair, just as has already happened in the other countries where Siemens was pulling the same tricks, such as the United States and Nigeria.