Czech Position has received the following statement signed by Piraeus Bank’s deputy general manager, George Poulopoulos, refuting information published by wikigreeks.org and cited in Czech Position article “Greek tragedy for Czech PPF group: Piraeus Bank investment almost wiped out.”
Piraeus Bank strongly rejects and objects to all of the information and comments included in your report “Greek tragedy for Czech PPF group: Piraeus Bank investment almost wiped out.” You have just repeated a faulty report, published by Wikigreeks. We would like to bring to your attention that on 2.11.2011 we filed, at the front of the competent Greek Prosecutor and the Police Department against Electronic Crimes, a penal law suit relating to this faulty report. As such, we are requesting you to abstain from the publication of your report and to revoke it given the pending penal proceedings. Signed by George Poulopoulos
Piraeus Bank has not announced the launch of legal proceedings against wikigreeks.org, nor has it published a statement rejecting the assertions in the wikigreeks.org article on its website. Neither has the article in question, “Is Piraeus Bank Greece’s Enron? BlackRock Must Find Out,” been removed from the server’s site.
The statement was sent by the PPF Group in the name of Piraeus Bank. Czech Position will duly inform readers should a court rule that the information cited was incorrect.