Sklavounis resigns as a consultant in New Democracy’s program

Sklavounis resigns as a consultant in New Democracy’s program

Athens, July 26, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Spiros Sideris

Christos Sklavounis announced his resignation from the engagement in the development of New Democracy’s development program announced, as it became known through his lawyer.

He states that he came to this decision “until it closed the chapter of my alleged involvement in the illegal activity of the movement of black money, which is false”. The FT had published an article stating that there had been a raid by the police at the home of the former UBS executive and former head of the Financial Stability Fund on July 4, under the investigations of tax evasion. According to the publication of the Financial Times, police seized computers, documents and CDs.

“I notice that my name is still the subject of extensive media coverage, which attribute to me illegal activities that I never practiced during my working time in UBS”, Sklavounis noted, stressing that he has nothing to do with what they accuse him of. “Because I do not want to see my name being targeted and to become the subject of political debate, for an issue for which there is no basis, I decided to retire from this avocation”, he explained regarding the reasons that led him to resign.