Submarine deal resurfaces, threatening new political divisions

PoliticsGreek Politics

Ex-Defence Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos was jailed for money laundering last week but his legacy continues to cause turmoil in Greek politics. The fallout from the submarine deal he signed while at the ministry is at the heart of SYRIZA’s latest political assault on the government and is threatening to cause a rift between the two parties within the coalition.

SYRIZA has declared its intention to ask for a parliamentary investigation into a contract between the government and Abu Dhabi Mar to build four submarines for the Greek Navy at the Skaramangas shipyards, west of Athens. The deal was signed in 2010, wh...

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