Report: Greece Planned German Corruption Probes in ‘Grexit’ Scenario



tsipras-maksimouThe Greek government produced a contingency plan that would “raise the cost of rupture” for Greece ‘s creditors – the European Commission, European Central Bank (ECB) and the International Monteryary Fund – if the country was forced out of the eurozone, according to a report published by Greek daily “Efimerida Ton Syntakton” on Saturday.
Citing Greek government officials under condition of anonymity, Efimerida Ton Syntakton reported that the plan included opening corruption probes into prominent German companies, including Siemens, Lidl, Allians, MAN and Hochtief.
“In basketball terms, the government would apply ‘pressure defense,'” the Greek periodical said.
Grexit cost eurozoneAccording to “Efimerida Ton Syntakton,” the plan also included nationalizing Greece’s gaming monopoly OPAP, which was privatized in 2013.
The Greek government produced a contingency plan that would “raise the cost of rupture” for Greece’s creditors – the European Commission, European Central Bank (ECB) and the International Monteryary Fund – if the country was forced out of the eurozone, according to a report published by Greek daily “Efimerida Ton Syntakton” on Saturday.
Citing Greek government officials under condition of anonymity, Efimerida Ton Syntakton reported that the plan included opening corruption probes into prominent German companies, including Siemens, Lidl, Allians, MAN and Hochtief.
“In basketball terms, the government would apply ‘pressure defense,'” the Greek periodical said.
According to “Efimerida Ton Syntakton,” the plan also included nationalizing Greece’s gaming monopoly OPAP, which was privatized in 2013.
(source: DW, AFP, Efimerida Ton Syntakton)


9 COMMENTS

  1. Plan B looks better and better, bring on the leaks. It would be perfect if it authorised a newly national BoG to issue our currency and included plans for a Public Bank for inward investment in the economy.

  2. LOL, LOL, LOL. Talk about the pot, calling the kettle black, as we say in the U.S.. LOL.

    Right……………….the Greek government conducting a corruption investigation. Of course, one could argue that the Greek government would be highly qualified experts on corruption, and would know all the tricks involved, and where to investigate. LOL, LOL.

  3. The Greek side is the corrupt one. They could say no to the Germans when approached but they choose to go with the flow. First, catch corrupt politicians here before going further afield you moron. Everyone outside our boundaries knows very well how corrupt is our system. Your colleagues together with their parasites are to blame for this crisis.

  4. Tomorrow it is likely that 20% of the value of Greek publicly owned stocks will be wiped off the books when the Bourse opens but that would be as nothing compared to the morning after Greece returned to the drachma.
    Having said that it is still not too late for Europe to do the right thing and politely show Greece the exit door.

  5. Good. What’s wrong with businesses that have broken the law, and behaved corruptly being bought before a court? If they’re innocent then they’ll have nothing to fear.
    If anything why aren’t they be investigated now?

  6. There is nothing more just than reversing the corrupt deals. Identify where the money went (into tax havens) and give it back to the companies who were duped into paying it.
    Justice is blind so do this to ALL the money that was transferred outside the country not just the bribes paid from Germany.
    All problems will be solved.

  7. Are you suggesting Greece be put under international sanctions for decades? For what crime? For what reason?

  8. Who cares these companies should of been investigated anyway..

    Greece has so many issues to deal with..
    This is secondary considering ot needs companies to open up..