Public Administration General Inspector Leandros Rakintzis concluded that the financial support the state-run utility Public Power Corp. (PPC) gave to GENOP-DEH trade union (representing PPC employees) was illegal. GENOP and its Social Activities Organization have received a total of 31.2 million euros in the past 12 years (from 1999 to 2010).

The findings of the investigation were delivered to Environment, Energy and Climate Change Minister Tina Birbili on Wednesday and will be forwarded to the First Instance Court Prosecutor in Athens to study the “legal issues that have emerged”.

Birbili has notified the PPC management to “freeze” all payments to GENOP until the issue is settled.