Former Prime Minister of Greece Giorgos Papandreou January 19, will appear before the court of first instance of Athens – he will be tried for false declarations before the election about the economic situation in the country and allegations that the election promises in the budget, «the money is there», reports RIA «Novosti» with reference to Naftemporiki.
A lawsuit was filed by the captain of the third rank in retirement Panagiotis Stamatis, which requires the former Chairman of PASOK to pay 260 thousand euros plus interest as compensation for moral damage caused by Papandreou, and «illegal infringement of rights in connection with the election promises that were not fulfilled.»
Stamatis filed a lawsuit with allegations of a former Prime Minister in high treason, voter fraud and spreading false information, charges that are punishable by deprivation of liberty for a term from three months to life imprisonment.
Papandreou was Prime Minister in 2009-2011. Papandreou belongs to the most known political dynasty of Greece. Grandfather and father Papandreou has repeatedly been Prime Ministers since the Second world war.
In the fall of 2009 Papandreou as head of the center-left PASOK party triumphantly won the elections and almost immediately announced that his predecessors in the government had concealed the true size of the budget deficit. When it Greece in the spring of 2010 became the first country in the Eurozone, which turned to the EU and the IMF for financial support and signed a Memorandum of understanding, which has to coordinate all actions in exchange for loans.
The former Chairman of PASOK in the parliamentary elections in 2009, stated that «the question is not where to find money and where the money will go because the money is there, we have 31 billion euros of uncollected taxes». The expression «the Money is there» has become a household name in Greece.
Papandreou will be judged without filing a preliminary request in Parliament on the lifting of immunity, because, during his campaign promises, he was not a Deputy.
Former Prime Minister of Greece will be tried for false campaign promises 10.01.2017