ATHENS (Sputnik) — The coalition of Greece's left-wing Syriza party and the conservative Independent Greeks (ANEL) introduced in the country's parliament a proposal to create a commission to investigate the legality of loans provided by banking institutions to political parties and media companies.
The coalition claims that the debts of the opposition New Democracy party stand at 210 million euros (some $238 million), including 197 million euros of debts on credits against future state funding. The center-left PASOK party has received loans in amount of 111 million euros as of 2013.
New Democracy has backed the initiative and claimed it would support the move to create such commission.
Greece received about $270 billion from its main lenders, which include the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank and eurozone countries, under two bailout programs, the last of which expired on June 30, 2015.
Last summer, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras pledged to introduce additional austerity reforms, such as tax hikes and pension cuts, in exchange for 86 billion euros.