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Parliamentary Committee investigates bank loans to political parties & media groups

The Parliamentary Inquiry Commission decided on Wednesday to investigate the advertising expenditure of Greek banks to the media over a period of the last 10 years. The Commission investigates in general the legality of  bank loans to political parties as well as loans to mass media groups. The extension of …

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Prosecutor to investigate medicines shortages in Greece

The prosecutor in Athens will investigate the dramatic shortages in the Greek drug market after an official complained filed by the president of the Greek Pharmacists Association. Serious shortages in certain medications cause problems to thousands of insured and even uninsured patients. In preliminary investigation, the prosecutor will determine whether …

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Prosecutor raises charges against Greek FM officials for “illegal funding” of US-based Think-Tank

Corruption prosecutors in action raised felony charges former officials of the Greek Foreign Ministry and submitted the relevant file also to Parliament to investigate possible responsibility of former Foreign Minister George Papandreou. The charges refer to what it seems to be “illegal” funding to a foreign Non-governmental organization, an American …

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Norman Atlantic towed to Italy; 13 dead, number of missing still unclear

Six days after the marine tragedy of Norman Atlantic and the number of missing person still varies largely. According to Italian news network Tg5, while the prosecutor in Bari said on Friday that the missing were 90, Greeks put the number of missing at 18. “The same names are with …

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Outrtage over photo of riot policeman with knuckle-gloves during cleaners’ protest

The picture of a riot policeman wearing knuckle gloves with horn enhancement during a protest has triggered outrage in Greece’s social media and enforced the police to launch an investigation and issue a statement. The policeman was seen on Thursday outside the Finance ministry during a protest staged by the …

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3 people injured after Greek Coast Guard fires warning shots at boat with illegal migrants

Three undocumented migrants are currently undergoing treatment in Skylitsio hospital on the island of Chios, after suffering injuries when Greek Coast Guard fired warning shots at a boat carrying illegal migrants to Greece. According to local media, the injured are a woman at her 20’s, a middle-aged man and a …

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European Parliament points conflict of interest within the Troika of IMF, EU, ECB

The European Commission and the European Central Bank had conflicting interests when they acted within the troika of international lenders in bailed out countries, Members of European Parliament say. Othmar Karas and Liem Hoang Ngoc, the two MEPs tasked with looking at the problems surrounding the work of the so-called …

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Golden Dawn shooting: Death in seven seconds

Greek police has examined the footage material from some 20 security cameras around and near the spot where two members of Golden Dawn were shot down on Friday, while a third victim is being treated in critical condition in an Athens hospital. Citing police sources, Greek media report that the …

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Athens: “Nazi” villa or private WWII museum?

Incredible police finding in a villa in south of Athens, Greece: window dolls in nazi uniforms, nazi helmets and flags, statues, swastika pennants and countless pictures of Adolf Hitler. In the premises of war museum of businessman Anastasios Pallis police found also six military aircraft, tanks, military vehicles and motorcycles …

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Guns cache in fugitive businessman’s home, authorities probe links with Golden Dawn

What do 20 weapons and 60 knives in the home of a businessman? Greek police was curious to know and raided the home of a fugitive businessman and thus in the context of extreme-right Golden Dawn investigation after a witness, a former officer of UK army,  claimed the man was …

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