The repeal by the Greek government of a new law allowing politicians to have offshore bank accounts may not have come into effect on the basis of a technicality.
It has emerged that the amendment has not been published in the government gazette, something required for it to become technically a law.
The law, which was slipping into a huge economic reform bill, including vast privatizations, caused a public outcry.
The fact that another piece of legislation voted on after the repeal of the offshore loophole has been published in the government gazette on Tuesday June 7 has fueled suspicions that the government of Alexis Tsipras is seeking to hoodwink the public, and keep the law in place.
Ministers and officials handling privatizations would stand to benefit from the legalize offshore bank accounts, allowing them to handle any bribes and contributions with ease.