OPINION

Justice for the victims of Aspis

People are right to be angry, since they believe that those who are responsible for some of the country’s major scandals have, for the most part, managed to evade punishment. In the case of the Aspis Pronia insurance company, which closed down last year, people have one more reason to be upset, as a large number of its customers ended up losing their life insurance contracts or other services for which they had signed up. The victims of this scandal demand the punishment of the main culprit as well as sanctions for the politicians and civil servants who turned a blind eye to the company’s activities over the years despite having clear knowledge of what was at stake. Greece’s judiciary has finally reacted to the scandal after ordering the arrest of Pavlos Psomiadis, chairman and chief executive of the Aspis Insurance Group. The decision has helped give Aspis victims some hope that the wrongdoers will finally pay for their actions.