Union hits out at min­is­ters over cover-up claims

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The union rep­re­sent­ing the coun­try’s judges yes­ter­day ex­pressed anger over re­cent com­ments by Al­ter­nate Jus­tice Min­is­ter Dim­itris Pa­pan­gelopou­los and Al­ter­nate Health Min­is­ter Pav­los Po­lakis ac­cus­ing judges of turn­ing a blind eye to cor­rup­tion. “These ground­less and slan­der­ous at­tacks on jus­tice and the base­less crit­i­cism of its de­ci­sions serve nei­ther as proof of the ‘in­tegrity’ and ‘trans­parency’ of politi­cians nor as ev­i­dence of the gov­ern­ment’s com­mit­ment to the peo­ple and work­ers,” the union said. The state­ment fol­lowed com­ments by Pa­pan­gelopou­los sug­gest­ing that judges and pros­e­cu­tors were ba­si­cally com­plicit in cov­er­ing up a “del­uge” of kick­backs from state de­fense con­tracts un­der pre­vi­ous ad­min­is­tra­tions and com­ments by Po­lakis ac­cus­ing judges of sup­port­ing big busi­ness in­ter­ests.

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