Siemens trial hitch ratchets up tension between coalition and judiciary

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Photo by Joe Gratz via Flickr
Photo by Joe Gratz via Flickr

The Siemens cash-for-contracts scandal, which played a significant role in undermining voters’ trust in Greece’s main parties, PASOK and New Democracy, in the past, has reared its head again, prompting a no-holds barred battle between the government and the judiciary.

News broke on Tuesday that the court in Athens hearing the case had decided to suspend the legal process indefinitely. Judicial sources claimed the latest hold-up was prompted by delays in translating the court documents, including the list of charges, ...

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