Samaras vows to fight Greek corruption

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Series Details 1.10.12
Publication Date 01/10/2012
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The Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras called on the 30 September 2012 for 'zero tolerance' of corruption after reports surfaced for the first time of named politicians being investigated on suspicion of taking kickbacks and evading taxes while in office.

Separately, the investigative journalist Costas Vaxevanis was arrested on the 28 October 2012 and then quickly released after his magazine Hot Doc published on the 27 October 2012 a list of more than 2,000 names that it claimed was the infamous 'Lagarde list' of Greeks with Swiss bank accounts given to Greece by French authorities in 2010 to be probed for tax evasion.

The list was also reprinted in the Ta Nea newspaper on the 29 October 2012.

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