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Investigation into fraud linked to €2.5B of EU Funds for Digitization awarded to just 10 companies in Greece

National and European authorities are investigating allegations of fraud linked to how €2.5 billion in EU Recovery Funds was awarded to just 10 companies in Greece. Investigation is latest dent to the reputation of EU’s post-pandemic support, writes POLITICO.eu in its exclusive report. The offices of the country’s three telecommunications …

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Hellenic Train CEO M. Capotorto to be investigated for perjury

Hellenic Train CEO Maurizio Capotorto will be investigated for perjury by a prosecutor,  after his testimony over the Tempι train accident in the parliamentary inquiry. Maurizio Capotorto, an Italian national, testified last week that those responsible for the railway infrastructure are the ones responsible for any derailments and accidents, meaning …

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Dutch experts on Thessaly floods: “Forget the big dams! Give room to the rivers”

Dutch experts shed light on the causes of the floods disaster in Thessaly plain that destroyed agricultural land, farming animals, homes and businesses in September 2023. The experts hired to evaluate the causes of the floods have reportedly proposed a new water management model. Among their preliminary findings included in …

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Tempi: Parliament approves KKE investigation proposal on fatal train collision

A proposal for setting up an Inquiry Committee to investigate the fatal train collision at Tempi on February 28, 2023 was approved by the plenary session of the Greek Parliament in a roll call vote on Wednesday evening. The proposal titled ‘The investigation of the Tempi crime and all aspects …

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Greece to investigate influencers for misleading practices on social media

Greece’s Development Ministry will investigate the commercial practices used by influencers on their social media in order to protect consumers from misleading commercial practices.in the coming weeks Investigation will start in the coming weeks and with the assistance of digital tools from the European Commission. According to an announcement of …

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Supreme Court orders investigation into floods in central Greece

Greece’s Supreme Court Prosecutor has ordered an investigation into the floods  in Central Greece and demands in-depth probes in potential mismanagement of thousands of euros in funding for anti-flooding works in the area. The investigation extends just 3 years backwards, after medicane Ianos hit the area in 2020. The prosecutor …

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Official report: Ammunition explosions in 111 Combat Wing Air Base

A report outlining the findings of a Sworn Administrative Inquiry into a wildfire that spread and caused explosions in an ammunition depot at the 111 Combat Wing in Nea Anchialos was delivered to Defence Minister Nikos Dendias on Friday, by Hellenic National Defence General Staff chief, General Konstantinos Floros. According …

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Council of Europe: Greece must effectively investigate Pylos shipwreck

Greece has a legal obligation to conduct effective investigations into the Pylos shipwreck, which resulted in the death of more than 80 persons with many hundreds still missing, Council of Europe (CoE) Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatovic said in a letter addressed to Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis released …

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Urgent preliminary investigation into the causes of the Rhodes fire

Judicial authorities on the island of Rhodes have launched an urgent preliminary investigation into the causes of the fire burning for 9th consecutive day. The commander of the Fire Department, Nikitas Venios, and the head of the Dodecanese Forest Directorate, Katerina Balatsouka, were asked to provide explanations to the Dodecanese …

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EU Commissioner urges full investigation into alleged migrants’ pushback in Greece.

The European Commission has called on Greek authorities to conduct a thorough and impartial investigation into fresh allegations of illegal migrant deportations, stated Ylva Johansson, the EU’s Home Affairs Commissioner, on Monday. Video footage published by the New York Times on Friday shows the Greek Coast Guard rounding up asylum …

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MEP Eva Kaili also faces probe into EU funds fraud

Next to Qatar-gate investigation, Greek MEP Eva Kaili faces also probe for misappropriating European Parliament funds, falsifying her assistants’ expenses, Politico reports on Tuesday. POLITICO has obtained documents showing Kaili is accused of taking a cut from her assistants’ salaries and their faked reimbursement requests. According to politico, Eva Kaili …

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Tempi train collision: Experts’ Committee releases investigation findings

The Tempi train collision disaster investigation committee has issued its findings in a 228-page report, 52 days after the tragedy that took the lives of 57 people. The findings report blames a multitude of factors including infrastructure, individuals and organizations in charge and makes a series of safety recommendations. The …

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EU Prosecutor probes Greek “Predatorgate”

The European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) has launched an investigation into the use of illegal Predator spyware in a wiretapping scandal that has shaken Greek politics, EURACTIV has learnt in an exclusive story.. Several sources confirmed to EURACTIV that upon the request of the European Parliament’s PEGA Committee, the inquiry …

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Chief Supreme Court prosecutor requests OSE accidents files of the last 15 yrs

Chief Supreme Court prosecutor Isidoros Dogiakos requested all files related to Hellenic Railways Organization (OSE) accidents of the last 15 years on Monday. Dogiakos’ request was in a letter addressed to Panagiotis Terezakis, OSE interim governor and CEO. It is part of investigations launched into criminal liabilities and chronic problems …

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EP-Vice MEP Eva Kaili arrested in Brussels on suspicion of corruption

+++Socialist MEP and Vice President of the European Parliament Eva Kaili has been arrested by Belgian authorities on corruption suspicion related to Qatar, Belgian media,, French AFP and Greek state-run news agency amna report late on Friday. Citing a source with knowledge of the case AFP reported Kaili’s arrest after …

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Gov’t replaced board of children’s charity following abuse claims

The Greek government on Tuesday replaced the board of child welfare NGO Kivotos tou Kosmou (Arch of the World), with its sole guideline being the interests of the highly vulnerable children living in the care of the charity. The decision was made at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Kyriakos …

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Children’s charity under investigation for minors’ abuse

One of the well-known and most respectable children’s charities in Greece is under investigation for the sexual and physical abuse of at least a minor in one of its facilities. The children’s charity is an non-governmental organization that has helped thousands of Greek and migrant children since it was established …

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