Greek intelligence agency rejects report of planned coup last October

The head of Greece’s National Intelligence Service (EYP) has denied a report suggesting that there was a possibility of a military coup last October following a report in Sunday’s To Vima claiming that there were discussions in the military about replacing the government of then Prime Minister George Papandreou.

“During its previous leadership, EYP never informed George Papandreou about the possibility of a coup,” said the agency’s current director Konstantinos Bikas.

“Also, EYP never received information from any other authorities regarding such information so it could take appropriate action to defend the democratic system.”

Papandreou also issued a statement denying the claims that there as a plot to overthrow him, adding that the rumors had been rejected when they first surfaced last October.


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