Former PM Samaras accuses Tsipras of slander over Novartis case

Former prime minister Antonis Samaras accused Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of slander on Monday, over the ongoing investigation into Swiss drugmaker Novartis concerning reported bribery of public officials in the period 2006-2015.

“I was informed about Mr. Tsipras’ new slander against me. And in fact, from fabricated testimonies by anonymous people. And because slander is the weapon of cowards, I tell them that they do not touch me! And they can be certain that the slanderers and those behind them will be held accountable to justice,” he told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA).