Prime minister George Papandreou chaired a meeting of ruling PASOK MPs on Monday to examine matters pertaining to the prospective establishment of parliamentary fact-finding commissions on outstanding aspects of the Siemens kickbacks scandal, the structured bonds affair and the case of the German submarines.

According to sources, Papandreou is positive to the establishment of such a parliamentary commission on the submarines after the relevant case file is forwarded to parliament, for the investigation of involvement of politicians.

On Tuesday, the prime minister will chair an inter-ministerial meeting on social issues, with the participation of finance minister George Papaconstantinou, education minister Anna Diamantopoulou, health minister Andreas Loverdos, employ-ment and social security minister Louka Katseli, and the governors of the Social Security Foundation (IKA) and Manpower Employment Organisation (OAED).