Greek police arrested the editor of a weekly magazine for publishing a list of more than 2,000 names of wealthy Greeks who have placed money in Swiss bank accounts, police said.
The so-called “Lagarde List”, which led to the arrest of editor Costas Vaxevanis on Sunday, was given to Greece by French authorities in 2010 with names to be probed for possible tax evasion – has been a topic of heated speculation in the Greek media…
He said he had not committed any wrongdoing and accused authorities of trying to muzzle the press.
“The important thing is that a group of people – when Greece is starving – make a profit and try to create the Greece they want,” he said.
“Tomorrow in parliament they will vote to cut 100-200 euros [ in pay for the Greek civil servant, for the Greek worker while at the same time most of the 2,000 people on the list appear to be evading tax by secretly sending money to Switzerland.”
Surely arresting the journalist is over-reacting?