Minister's actions put PM on the spot as politicians' loans stir controversy

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: BoG, Corruption, Mitsotakis, New Democracy, SYRIZA, Tsipras

The government is facing fresh accusations of interfering in Greece’s institutions after Alternate Health Minister Pavlos Polakis apparently recorded a telephone conversation with Bank of Greece governor Yannis Stournaras and published the supposed transcript of their conversation.

Stournaras issued a statement on Tuesday condemning the minister’s actions and accused him of commiting an "institutional transgression" and trying to interfere in the central bank’s work. Polakis appears to have called Stournaras after reports that the...

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