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Greek paper claims government cronies emptied accounts to avoid Eurozone savings levy


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Greek paper claims government cronies emptied accounts to avoid Eurozone savings levy

The resonating phrase of this financial crisis, “We’re all in it together”, appears just as fragile in Cyprus, where one newspaper, “Phileleftheros” has accused people close to the ruling party of spiriting 4.5 billion euros out of their bank accounts ahead of the eurozone savings tax.

“Research must be conducted and names should be published of all those businessmen or other political persons or persons who are close to politicians, who in recent days have made significant withdrawals from banks and maybe transferred money abroad.

President Anastasiades promised that if and when requested by the Parliament, he will provide guidance to prepare the list regarding those people, not only for the last week but for the past two months as well,” said
Marinos Sizopoulos, deputy president of the Movement of Social Democrats, EDEK, on the phone for euronews from Nicosia.

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