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Greece to further reinforce its defense capabilities, proceed with armament acquisition

Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos has clarified Greece’s decision to further reinforce its defensive capabilities. In an interview with Kathimerini Sunday edition, he said that “we can expect decisions on new corvettes, the acquisition of new guided missiles from Israel and upgrades of Block 50 F-16 fighter jets and Leopard battle …

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Govt proposes parliamentary investigation of ex Defense Minister Papantoniou on armament programs

Greece coalition government parties, left-wing SYRIZA and nationalist Independent Greeks, submitted a joint proposal for a special Parliamentary committee to conduct a preliminary investigation into former minister Yiannos Papantoniou, focusing on armament programmes carried out while he was head of Greece’s defence ministry in the early 2000s. “There are signs …

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Greece’s Price List for kickbacks: 2% – 23% for public officials

Greece’s public officials had apparently turned the kickbacks collection into a “science”, while an unofficial but institutionalize price list could cut a nice portion from the total pie for private pockets. Under the hand. Illegally. Tax-free. The bribes percentage was something between 2% and shocking 23% depending on the sector …

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