Greek government-debt crisis
Unless there are snap general elections, ex-Finance Minister Giorgos Papaconstantinou will stand before a special court by February 11 to answer charges that he tampered with a list containing the names of more than 2,000 Greeks with deposits at the Geneva branch of HSBC in order to remove the names of three relatives.
Opposition SYRIZA deputies were not expected to participate in a Parliamentary committee overlooking constitutional reforms proposed by the current coalition government, it emerged on Thursday.
SYRIZA chief Alexis Tsipras notified House Speaker Evangelos Meimarakis of the partys decision on Thursday.
A Supreme Court judicial council ruled on Thursday that former Finance Minister Giorgos Papaconstantinou should stand trial for allegedly tampering with an official document and breach of faith.
The felony charges relate to the so-called Lagarde list of Greek depositors at the Geneva branch of HSBC. The decision was reached by 4 votes to 1.
Parliament on Wednesday lifted Golden Dawn lawmaker Ilias Kasidiariss immunity from prosecution so that he can face charges of breaking privacy laws.
Earlier this year Kasidiaris released a video of a private conversation with Panayiotis Baltakos, a close aide of Premier Antonis Samaras at the time. The house voted to lift his immunity with a majority of 219 to 238.