The BOOK of the PUBLIC DEBT OPENS the GREECE Formed the "Committee for Truth in government debt»
Athens, 4 April 2015

The establishment of a Special Committee of the Greek Parliament for the Audit of the debt, under the name "national debt" Truth Commission, today announced the President of the Greek Parliament Zoe Konstantopoulou, Announcing the official launch of its work, the presence of the President of the Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos, Alexis Tsipras and the Prime Ministers of the Government.

International Interdisciplinary Committee's mission is to investigate the truth about creating and inflating the debt of our country. The primary objective of the Committee is to carry out an audit of the debt, in order to indicate which part of can be described as ' shameful ' or ' illegal ' or ' hateful ' or ' unfair ' based on international law and international practice in these matters. Ταυτόχρονα, the Commission aims to promote international cooperation of Parliament with the European Parliament, the parliaments of other countries and international organisations in the sphere of the debt, thus contributing to awareness and activating the society and international public opinion.

The Commission is the object search, the collection and processing, with organized and scientific way, all items associated with the creation and expansion of public debt, so during mnimoniaki period, i.e. from may 2010 by January 2015, as in previous years. The need for valid information of Greek citizens, documented public attitudes, awareness of international public opinion and Assembly of the arguments and requests will be considered the debt write-off prescribe the composition of the Committee with scientists and respected authority with technical expertise in matters relating to the public debt and, in General, persons, which can contribute to expediting the work of the Commission.

The function of the Commission is governed by articles 49 of the House rules and 98 of b’ Part of the House rules. The establishment and staffing of the body will be done by special Act of the President of the Chamber of Deputies. The Constitution will be amended during the operation of the Committee.
The Commission will work with the scientific service of the Parliament and with the State's budget office in the House. The Commission's work would assist the scientific personnel of the House and service factors responsible.

Greeting from the President of the Republic
In the beginning of the work of the Committee, greeting from the President of the Republic,. Prokopis Pavlopoulos.
The presentation of the recommendation and the Commission's goals made by the President of the Chamber Zoe Konstantopoulou, While introductory speeches made by the MEP Sofia Sakorafa, the Commission responsible for relations with the European Parliament and the national parliaments of other States, and the Dr. Eric Toussaint, Coordinator of the ' Debt ' Truth Commission.
Followed by speeches and Government Ministers speeches: the Minister of national defence Panagiotis Charred, the Deputy Minister for administrative reform George Katroygkaloy, of the Minister of State for the fight against corruption Panagiotis Nikoloudis, the Minister of Justice Nikos Paraskevopoulos Furnitures, the Deputy Minister of Foreign AffairsNikos Chountis, the Deputy Minister of national defence Kosta Quiet, the Minister of finance Giani Baroyfaki, the Deputy Minister of culture Nikos Xydakis and the Deputy the Minister Infrastructure, Transport and networks Christos Spirtzi.
In their speeches, the Ministers and Deputy Ministers committed themselves to assisting in any way in the work of the Committee, featuring historic effort that becomes. As noted by government officials, the audit of public debt is the highest point for the restoration of national sovereignty, democracy and international legality.
The work of the Committee will continue today Saturday 4/4 to 6 m. m. with ministerial speeches and presentation of raw data from scientific service of the Chamber and the Office of State Budget.


The Commission's press conference Truth government debt (7/4/2015)