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Corruption prosecutor resigns, claiming she was targeted over pharma company probe

Greece’s corruption prosecutor Eleni Raikou submitted her resignation on Friday claiming she was being targeted by “unofficial power centres” due to her investigation of alleged extensive bribery of state officials by the pharmaceutical firm Novartis. Eleni Raikou has been holding this position since 213. Greece’s Corruption Prosecutor Eleni Raikou resigned …

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IMF Thomsen: Greece will need at least 20 years to return to pre-crisis levels

Greeece will need at least twenty years to have its GDP return to pre-crisis levels. This message full of … spring optimism was transmitted by Poul Thomsen, in charge of the European program of the International Monetary Fund. Speaking at a conference in the University of Oxford, Poul Thomsen said …

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Imprisoned 17-November leader: A cell of 8 people not captured yet

Imprisoned leader of terror organization 17. November, Alexandros Gioropoulos, claims that 8 members were still on the run. In an 8-page letter sent from the prison cell to daily To Ethnos, Giotopoulos claims among others that: important documents found in a hide-out in 2002 have disappeared together with a 45-revolver …

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Party leader claims “pollster asked €10K in order to show party had 8%” in public opinion poll”

It is the first time that the leader of a political party makes such a denouncement. Vassilis Leventis, the founder and chairman of Union of Centrists, claimed that a pollster asked from him €10,000 in order to show better rates for the party in the next public opinion poll. Speaking …

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Varoufakis to give away his Yamaha as reward to those who can…

Former Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis got really angry. And he decided to reward with his own Yamaha motorcycle those who can prove that the claims his former partner in coalition government alleged were true. So he tweeted:   Όποιος αποδείξει ότι έχω δουλέψει έστω για 1'σε fund (κι όχι μόνο …

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Rumor and speculation mill work overtime over Greek gov’t proposals to lenders

The rumor and speculation mill is working overtime as usual when negotiations between Greece and its creditors are at a crucial point. After Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras revealed that Greece sent a draft plan to the Troika-Institutions on Monday night, national and international media started to upload on their websites …

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Greece would not agree on “extend” and “current” program; Eurogroup talks end without progress

Seven hours they were sitting in the Lex-building in Brussels, Greek Finance Mninister Yanis Varoufakis did not manage to persuade the Eurogroup Finance Ministers to find a compromise with the Greek position. The talks failed as the German-led eurogroup on one side and Greece on the other could not agree …

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PM Samaras to sue MP Haikalis over attempted bribery claims

The Press office of Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras issued a statement on Friday night, saying the the prime minister will file a law suit against Pavlos Haikalis, the Independent Greeks MP who claimed an attempted bribery. According to Greek media, the statement came within minutes right after private MEGA …

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Bribes Alert! Opposition MP claims, she was offered €3mln to vote for Greece’s next President

Stavroula Xoulidou, a lawmaker from right-wing Independent Greeks party, claimed that she was offered 3 million euro to vote for Greece’s next President. Xoulidou made her claims during a late night show on Tuesday short after party president Panos Kammenos had claimed that there were attempts from the side of …

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With preposterous claims Greece and Turkey compete for “Global Joke Award 2014”

Forget all you have ever learned in the schools you attended about religion and history, and great discoveries and national boundaries. Greece and Turkey will teach you better. And at the end of the day you will shout “It’s all Greek to me” thus giving a new meaning to the …

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Greek minister: Lagarde’s claims “shameful”, she should resign

The head of International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, should resign over her her claims of ‘death threats from Greek taxpayers’. Speaking to private Mega TV on Thursday morning, Deputy Minister of Development Gerasimos Giakoumatos said: “Christine Lagarde should resign because she cannot put a whole country on investigation mood to …

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