According to his own suggestion, the compensation of the Chairman and the Members of the Investigative Committee of the exceptional naturalization of foreign investors and businessmen was determined, the Attorney General states in a written statement, on the occasion of publications claiming that the Council of Ministers proceeded to increase the compensation. and committee members.
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The statement as it is
“I would like to refer to today's publications regarding the compensation of the Chairman and the Members of the Research Committee of the exceptional naturalization of foreign investors and businessmen that I appointed as Attorney General of the Republic.
The Attorney General of the Republic, in the exercise of the powers provided to him by the relevant legislation, as well as at his discretion, decided to determine the compensation of the Chairman and the Members of the Investigative Committee that he appointed taking into account its seriousness and long duration. project that the Commission was called upon to undertake. He then addressed the Ministry of Finance requesting that a proposal be forwarded to the Council of Ministers for approval and securing the necessary appropriations. It is obvious that the specific Ministerial Decision is a result of the above suggestion of the Attorney General of the Republic “.
The issue of independence is raised by the Auditor General
A letter to the Investigative Committee was sent by the Auditor General, Odysseas Michailidis, where according to information cited by OMEGA, he disputes the independence of the investigation with the argument that the Council of Ministers is a controlled entity.
In his letter, Mr. Michailidis states that the involvement of the Council of Ministers in increasing the honorary compensation of the members of the Commission seriously affects its independence.
The letter of Odysseas Michailidis was confirmed to OMEGA by an official of the Audit Office, stating at the same time that from the moment the decision of the Council of Ministers is considered public expenditure it will be audited in accordance with the responsibilities of the Audit Office.