Several Greek citizens filed lawsuits against current and former ministers, ex prime minister George Papandreou included. The citizens want the lifting of the parliamentary immunity of the ministers involved and a probe for requests that have to do with the economic crisis.
The start was made by former Navy officer against George Papandreou. The officer filed a lawsuit against the ex PM for his famous slogan “There is money” during the pre-elections campaign of 2009. Papandreou’s promise turned very quick into a bubble as he rushed to seek the aid of International Monetary Fund right after he won the elections. In his lawsuit, the officer raised offenses for “deceiving the voters and disseminating false news”.
Another lawsuit was filed by another citizen against finance Minister Yiannis Stournaras. This lawsuit was filed by former board member of Greek Privatization Agency. Although the content of the lawsuit was not given to public, however Greek media rpeort that she had claimed she was removed by her position in TAIPED when she raised objections to the privatization of Thessaloniki Water Company.