‘Rasputin’ to come under scrutiny

After Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis' return from New York on September 29, a plenary session of Parliament is set to discuss a proposal by ruling New Democracy for the creation of a special investigative committee to probe "the clear signs" that former alternate justice minister Dimitris Papangelopoulos intervened in the alleged bribery scandal involving Swiss drugs manufacturer Novartis to incriminate political rivals of the former leftist SYRIZA government.

In a written statement, ND's party secretary Stavros Kalafatis said that "a simple reading of the evidence in the case file points to clear signs of groundless interventions in the course of justice by Dimitris Papangelopoulos."

In view of this, he said, ND's parliamentary group proposed the creation of a special committee to probe his actions during his stint as alternate justice minister.

"We will...

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