The former PASOK Minister Theodoros Pangalos spoke to Vima 99.5 FM last week, where he commented on a number of controversial subjects, including the troubled public broadcasting organization.
Mr. Pangalos asserts that current PASOK president Venizelos subverted former president Papandreou and as leader of “all of PASOK” the party’s popularity has dropped 40% of the vote to 5%. Mr. Pangalos also characterized Opposition leader Alexis Tsipras as “illiterate” over his command of English.
The former PASOK MP feels that “ERT, as a state monopoly, is unacceptable” and urged the channel to operate “just like all the other stations, namely the free market”. The former PASOK Minister was critical of the political criteria by which recruitments have taken place.
The former Minister then referred to the ongoing Lagarde list investigation in Parliament. He considers former Minister of Finances Papakonstantinou “one of the finest economists of the country and an honest man, who had no gain whatsoever from this case”.
Regarding the failed privatization of DEPA, Mr. Pangalos suspects American interference is to blame.