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Transparency International Greece and the Novartis donation

In 2013, the Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis donated $3,400 to the anti-corruption group Transparency International Greece. Novartis has been embroiled in a corruption scandal in Greece, accused of paying bribes to top public officials and the corruption scandal will likely be a key issue in the upcoming elections in October. …

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Prosecutor says ex PASOK minister “guilty” of money laundering over Siemens sponsorship

A prosecutor on Monday proposed that former PASOK minister Tasos Mandelis be found guilty of money laundering in relation to the sum of 450,00 German Marks (about 230,000 euros) that he is alleged to have received from German company Siemens for securing an OTE Telecom contract in 1997. Following a …

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Did BMW’s €690K donation to Merkel’s CDU influence EU’s emissions decision?

Is this how the European Union works? A generous donation by a special interest group can influence the decision-making process and make the EU directives questionable as for their motives? The answer could be most likely clear… According to German media allegations, a donation of 690,000 euro by the BMW …

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Arcturos bear sanctuary rejects Golden Dawn donation after outcry

Greece’s only bear sanctuary Arcturos  announced that it will refuse a donation of 5,000 euro offered by the right-extreme political party Golden Dawn. “Arcturos recognizes that it was a mistake to accept this donation and for this reason has decided to turn the gift down and is returning the money …

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