Bank of Greece Governor Yannis Stournaras responds to report on Novartis

Bank of Greece Governor Yannis Stournaras responded on Wednesday to a news report which claimed he had offered in the past paid advisory sevices in to Swiss drugmaker Novartis, which is currently being investigated for allegedly paying bribes to prominent politicians.

“After they failed to find anything illegal, they now accuse me about legal activities. My work in the private sector for many years before I was appointed minister is transparent, and as obvious as the work of the slanderer who has undertaken to throw mud to save those who gave him his orders,” he said in a statement.