Justice Minister Haris Kastanidis on Monday said that main opposition New Democracy appeared to be "either misinformed or ignorant of Parliamentary procedure" in response to the main opposition's accusations that the government "did not dare" investigate a scandal over the purchase of faulty submarines.

The file on the case was still at the office of the Supreme Court deputy prosecutor, who was presently studying it in preparation for sending to Parliament, Kastanidis pointed out, adding that it had not even reached his own office yet so that he could forward it to Parliament.

"It is clear that neither the government nor PASOK's Parliamentary group can undertake any initiative before the file is officially transferred to the Greek Parliament. When this happens, the government and Parliamentary group will take all necessary initiatives to further investigate the case," he stressed.