The Siemens kickbacks case will soon be closed entirely, Justice Minister Miltiadis Papaioannou let it be understood during a press conference on Monday, replying to a reporters' question. "When a case closes on the side of the government, it closes overall. Either you reach a compromise or you don't," Papaioannou said concerning the negotiations currently underway with Siemens.

"Very soon the negotiations will be completed," he said, indicating in this way that the case would soon be closed in terms of the Greek state's demands against Siemens.