All contracts with Siemens and other companies awaiting final approval will be re-examined by a special office of the Council of Audit to be established shortly, Justice Minister Haris Kastanidis announced on Thursday.

The auditing will be conducted for public interest reasons. The state, as well as, anyone with legitimate interest (private companies, citizens, etc) has the right to proceed with the revision of the contracts in question. The contracts already executed will not undergo the specific procedure.

Kastanidis also pointed out that the justice ministry has prepared all relevant provisions for the criminal prosecution of tax-dodgers.

On the parcel bomb that was destroyed by controlled explosion on Wednesday, he stated that it was more powerful than the one that had exploded a few months ago at the citizen protection ministry.