Ini­tial probe into Varo­ufakis hack claims dropped

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An ini­tial probe into claims by former fi­nance min­is­ter Ya­nis Varo­ufakis about the cre­ation of a par­al­lel cur­rency if Greece failed to reach an agree­ment with its lenders has been shelved due to lack of ev­i­dence.

The first in­stance pros­e­cu­tor’s of­fice in Athens found that there was no ev­i­dence to sug­gest that any politi­cians were in­volved in wrong­do­ing ear­lier this year.

The probe was or­dered af­ter it emerged that Varo­ufakis claimed in a con­ver­sa­tion with in­vestors on July 16 that he talked to a min­istry em­ployee about hack­ing into the gen­eral sec­re­tar­iat’s sys­tem dur­ing al­leged at­tempts to cre­ate a scheme to help the gov­ern­ment over­come liq­uid­ity prob­lems.

Pink and white bal­loons were tied yes­ter­day to the ‘Um­brel­las’ sculp­ture by late Greek artist Gior­gos Zon­golopou­los on the seafront prom­e­nade in Thes­sa­loniki as part of a cam­paign in the north­ern port city to raise aware­ness about breast can­cer.

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