Initial probe into Varoufakis hack claims dropped
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.