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Novartis internal probe Finds no trace of payoffs to Greek Officials

Swiss Pharmaceutics conglomerate Novartis AG said that its own internal investigation found no evidence of bribery to Greek state officials, Bloomberg reports on Wednesday. Novartis didn’t receive preferential pricing from the Greek state and to date has been unable to identify any “inappropriate payments” to government officials, a local spokesperson …

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PM Tsipras pledges for more efforts against brain drain

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras pledged more efforts to reverse the brain drain, as a new survey showed that 60 percent of Greeks living and working abroad wish to return home. During a visit at the National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos” in Athens, Tsipras discussed with scientists the topic “From …

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Turkey claims airspace violations in the Aegean are “legal”

Turkey has claimed that airspace violations in the Aegean are “legal” and “no threat to Greece.” Calling Turkish flights over Aegean “a threat” is incompatible to good neighborly ties, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in response to a Greek Foreign Ministry statement. This is the latest “war of words” between …

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Greek FM sharply criticizes Erdogan defending airspace violations

The Greek Foreign Ministry sharply criticized Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday for his comments about flights of the Greek Air Force over the Aegean. “Whenever Greek military aircraft takes off in the Aegean, Turkish jets will follow suit,” Erdogan said during an interview with private broadcaster Haberturk. Equating …

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EP President Antonio Tajani under fire for praising Mussolini

“If we must be honest, he built roads, bridges, buildings, he had trains come in time,” the far-right President oif the European Parliament Antonio Tajani said about Italy’s fascist dictator Benito Mussolini in an interview on Wednesday. Tajani’s remarks triggered an outrage and he attacked his critics. Shame on those …

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Changes of Greece’s Penal Code trigger outrage

Government plans to change the Penal Code have triggered an outrage for a series of proposed penalties set to be lowered.penalties proposed. The storm of protests came not only from conservative New Democracy and communist party KKE but but also from the youth branch of ruling party SYRIZA as well …

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