Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos has refused to sign two presidential decrees for the appointment of a new prosecutor and president of the Supreme Court that had been selected by the previous SYRIZA administration.
The decrees, which were returned to the newly elected New Democracy government unsigned, are considered null and void, and not binding, as a result.
The allegations made by a deputy Supreme Court prosecutor who has implicated a government official of influencing an investigation into an alleged bribery scandal involving the Swiss drugs manufacturer Novartis will be investigated by the next Parliament, main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis said Thursday.
The main opposition said on Wednesday that the allegations made by a deputy Supreme Court prosecutor on the Novartis case proves that the probe was a government frame-up.
Deputy Supreme Court Prosecutor Ioannis Angelis implicated on Wednesday a government official in the alleged bribery scandal involving the Swiss drugs manufacturer.
Straight on the heels of Justice Minister Michalis Kalogirou's order yesterday that a disciplinary probe be launched against him, former Deputy Supreme Court Prosecutor Ioannis Angelis (who was supervisor of the corruption prosecutors handling the Novartis probe) has sent an open letter to the press outlining a long string of procedural violations and allegations that there were targeted prosec