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Ex FinMin Papaconstantinou to stand trial over Lagarde list

A council of judges has ruled that the charges levelled against former Finance Minister Giorgos Papaconstantinou in connection to the alleged tampering of a list containing the names of Greeks with deposits in Switzerland have not expired under the statute of limitations. The judges convened at the Supreme Court on …

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Parliament committee: ex FinMin Papaconstantinou to face felony charges

The preliminary investigation committee of the Greek Parliament investigating the famous Lagarde List and the involvement of former Finance Minister Giorgos Papaconstantinou ended – or not. The meetings of this committee were stormy anyway full of quarrels and under the belt knocks. Nevertheless, the chairman (Nea Dimocratia) of the committee …

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Ex FinMin Papaconstantinou to face felony charges over Lagarde List

234 lawmakers voted in favor of widen charges against former Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou. He is to face charges like breach of trust, that are a felony. Papaconstantinou is accused of failing to record the receipt of a CD containing the name sof 2,200 potential tax evaders with bank accounts …

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ELSTAT chief to face felony charges over inflated Greek deficit in 2009

Greek economic prosecutors are seeking felony charges against the former president of the Greek Statistics Authority Andreas Georgiou over  upwards manipulation of the Greek deficit in 2009 and thus with the aim to push the country into the IMF bailout mechanism. Apart from Georgiou  felony charges are also to be raised against the …

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Greek lawmakers to probe ex FinMin Papaconstantinou over Lagarde List

After a marathon and stormy meeting, Greek lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to refer ex Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou to face parliamentary inquiry over allegations he tampered the Lagarde list and removed the names of three relatives from the list of Greek bank account holders at HSBC bank in Geneva.  A total of 265 …

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Lagarde “missed” ex Greek FinMin Papaconstantinou in text message

 These are touching moments among eurozone finance ministers. According to UK daily the Guardian, Christine Lagarde sent an sms to her Greek counterpart George Papaconstantinou in summer 2011 – short after he was replaced from the post of Finance Minister. “We miss you!” Lagarde apparently wrote to the Greek finance minister who …

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HOT DOC Journalist Kostas Vaxevanis Acquitted by Athens Court

 Greek journalist Kostas Vaxevanis has been acquitted by an Athens court on Thursday night in a trial that lasted almost ten hours. The prosecutor had raised charges against Vaxevanis for breaching privacy after he published the names of 2,000 suspected tax evaders in his magazine HOT DOC. Vaxevanis was arrested last Sunday. …

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Athens: PPC Unionists Occupy Environment Minister Office

A riot police squad was called at the 6th floor of the Environment Ministry on Wednesday afternoon, as the PPC-unionists who had locked George Papaconstantinou in his office did not show a sign of surrender. A large group of unionists form GENOP-DEH, the Greek Public Power Company, had “occupied” the office …

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