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Greek PM wants parliamentary probe of alleged pharma scandal

AP  |  Athens 

Greece's says he wants Parliament to investigate the alleged involvement of past administration officials, including two former prime ministers, in a major pharmaceutical scandal.

said today the allegations are indicative of the "moral decadence" that helped stoke Greece's debt crisis.

The claims follow an investigation into bribes Swiss drug-maker allegedly paid to boost sales and prices of products at state hospitals.

Under Greek law, allegations concerning politicians must be reviewed by Parliament before lawmakers can authorise prosecutions.

The officials allegedly involved include Bank of Yannis Stournaras, EU Dimitris Avramopoulos, former conservative Antonis Samaras, and Panagiotos Pikramenos, a former caretaker They have denied the allegations.

has said it's cooperating with Greek authorities.

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 19:50 IST