Greece's prime minister says he wants Parliament to investigate the alleged involvement of past administration officials, including two former prime ministers, in a major pharmaceutical bribery scandal.
Alexis Tsipras said today the allegations are indicative of the "moral decadence" that helped stoke Greece's debt crisis.
Under Greek law, allegations concerning politicians must be reviewed by Parliament before lawmakers can authorise prosecutions.
The officials allegedly involved include Bank of Greece governor Yannis Stournaras, EU Home Affairs Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos, former conservative prime minister Antonis Samaras, and Panagiotos Pikramenos, a former caretaker prime minister. They have denied the allegations.
Novartis has said it's cooperating with Greek authorities.
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