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Supreme Court prosecutor order inquiry into private funding of political parties

Supreme Court prosecutor Xeni Dimitriou ordered a preliminary inquiry into allegations of exorbitant private funding to political parties, Athens news agency amna reports late on Monday. Τhe inquiry takes aim at media reports quoting from the deposition of former PASOK official Theodoros Tsoukatos on a case of SIEMENS bribery scandal. …

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Excavations at Odysseus Palace on Ithaca to resume after ….

Excavations at the archaeological site believed to be the Palace of Homer’s epic hero Odysseus on the island of Ithaca are to resume after the Prime Minister promised the necessary funding. “The Prime Minister has assured us that the excavations at the Palace of Odysseus will resume,” the mayor of …

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€180 million EU emergency support for refugees in Greece

The European Commission has announced on Tuesday new funding of €180 million for aid projects in Greece, including to scale up the flagship ‘Emergency Support to Integration & Accommodation’ (ESTIA) programme which helps get refugees into urban accommodation and out of camps and provides them with regular cash assistance. The funding …

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Greece’s Asylum Service report: 58,661 asylum applications submitted in 2017

Greece’s Asylum Service has published its report for the work in 2017. The Asylum Service registered 58,661 asylum applications, of which 26,668 were submitted on the five Aegean islands where Reception and Identification Centers (“hotspots”) are located. The detailed report gives information about countries of origin, approved and rejected application …

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Greek start-up “Douleutaras.gr” raises new funding round of 1.8 million €

Despite the continuous difficult environment for entrepreneurship in Greece, there are very few Greek companies that have a rapid growth, a vision to go international. Tech start up Douleutaras.gr is one of them. Launched it 2013, it have managed to increase trust and interest from local and international investors. Press …

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Greece’ economy ministry to launch funding programs for SMEs in Tourism

In the upcoming period, the Greek economy ministry will launch ten EU funding programs totalling 600 million euros for the support of new business ventures or the upgrade of existing enterprises. The funding – within the “Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation” (EPAnEK) Operational Program – are mainly aimed at small and medium-sized (SMEs) …

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Mercy Corps suspends two employees over alleged migrant abuse and corruption

US-based international aid agency Mercy Corps suspended two employees until an investigation conducted by Greek authorities concludes. The investigation follows claims that workers at the NGO had sexually harassed migrants in Greece’s reception centers and had misused funds aiming to the welfare of refugees and migrants. “Mercy Corps is investigating …

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EU suspends funding to NGO aiding refugees in Greece following claims of sexual abuse and corruption

The European Union has suspended funding to a non-government organization (NGO) aiding refugees in Greece pending an investigation into allegations of sexual exploitation and financial corruption, a spokesman for European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides has said. “Although these remain allegations under investigation, the Commission is …

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IMF’s wrong forecasts increased Greece’s funding needs

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has made serious mistakes in the first memorandum, noted the chairman of Attica Bank and Greece’s former representative to IMF Panagiotis Roumeliotis speaking to Athens Macedonian News Agency. “The wrong forecasts increased Greece’s funding needs” he said while referring to the second review he estimated …

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EU Migration Commissioner urges NGOs to manage funds with transparency

EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos urged non-governmental organizations involved in the care of refugees and migrants to manage funds with more transparency. “NGOs must manage available funds with transparency,” Avramopoulos said on Wednesday and called on international organizations operating in the country “to step up their efforts to provide immediate …

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Greek Foreign Ministry starts to collect funds from NGOs for projects never materialized

Finally Greek Foreign Ministry started to collect back funds given to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for aid projects that were never materialized. In a control project that started in January 2015 and investigated the time period from the year 2000 until 2010, the General Directorate of International Development Cooperation (Hellenic Aid) …

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19 parties to run for Greece’s snap elections, €2.1m state funding goes only to seven parties

Greek voters who have not decided yet for which party they will cast their vote, they cannot complain about lack of choices. Nineteen political parties and five alliances of political parties have submitted their documents to Greece’s Supreme Court (Areios Pagos)  and seek the court’s approval to run for the  …

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Young businessmen discuss with Merkel the obstacles in Greek entrepreneurship

Young Greek entrepreneurs put it as clear as they could: transparency in funding, tax incentives, less bureaucracy and reduced taxation. During the one-hour discussion with German Chancellor Angela Merkel representatives from successful Greek startups and small & media businesses used their once in a lifetime chance to report about the …

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