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Greek State sues Novartis, claiming compensation for illegal practices

The Greek State will sue big pharmaceutical corporation Novartis, claiming compensation for illegal practices, Health Minister Thanos Plevris announced on Friday. In a statement Minister Plevris said: “Implementing our government commitment to claim compensation from the company Novartis for all illegal practices and according to the minutes of the NSC, …

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Greek PM to announce plan for electricity rates as first mass lawsuit filed

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will announce the national support plan aiming to relief households and businesses from exorbitant electricity rates. The televised message will be broadcast at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday. The new measures are scheduled to be presented in detail on Friday, May 6, by the finance and the …

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Islanders respond to police violence with general strike; Lawsuit for environment disaster

The Regional government of the North Aegean Region, the municipality on Lesvos and the local Workers’ Center have called for a general strike on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. The decision comes amid clashes between locals and riot police deployed from Athens over the new closed migration centers. An announcement issued …

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Greek Helsinki Monitor sues ex PM Samaras over “racist” statements

The Greek Helsinki Monitor has filed two lawsuits against former prime minister, Antonis Samaras, and current Shipping Minister, Yannis Plakiotis, for “spreading false news on racist motives and public incitement to discrimination and hatred against refugees.” The lawsuits refer to a speech by Samaras at the New Democracy congress on …

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EX PASOK Minister files lawsuits against prosecutors investigating Novartis

Former PASOK Minister and current KINAL MP, Andreas Loverdos, has filed lawsuits against the Supreme Court prosecutors investigating the Novartis bribery scandal. Early Monday morning, Loverdos filed the lawsuits against Corruption Prosecutor, Eleni Touloupaki, and two assistant prosecutors over their handling of the Novartis case. He accuses the judicial official …

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Antetokounmpo sues artist for selling “Greek Freak” t-shirts

NBA superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo has defended his nickname and sued a US artist for  selling “Greek Freak” t-shirts without his permission. According to TMZ Sports, the Milwaukee Bucks stud is going scorched earth on Pennsylvania-based artist Jinder Bhogal — who sells NBA player-inspired clothing on his website. In fact, Bhogal …

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Ex FM Kotzias files lawsuit against Kammenos for “Soros allegations” and threats

Former Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias filed a lawsuit against ex Defense Minister and Independent Greeks president Panos Kammenos. Kotzias sued his former colleague in the SYRIZA-ANEL government for a series of offenses, such a physical and moral incitement, defamation and direct synergy to a threat, spreading false news also against …

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Zak Kostopoulos family file against jeweler and estate agent for “intentional murder”

The family of Zak Kostopoulos filed a lawsuit against the jewelry shop owner and a real estate following the results of repetitive toxicological and histological examinations. The lawsuit for “intentional murder” aims to change the charges against the two men who beat the LGBT activist on September 2018. According to …

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Ex FM Kotzias files lawsuit for “defamation, intimidation and spreading of fake news”

Former Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias has filed a lawsuit for defamation and dissemination of fake news aiming to undermine him and the Prespes Agreement. The former FM filed a 10-page lawsuit at the Prosecutor of Greece’s Supreme Court. The former minister believes that “legal suits for treason brought against him …

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Piraeus Bank wins court case against New Democracy for outstanding debts

Piraeus Bank has won a lawsuit against Greece’s main opposition party New Democracy for loans that have not be repaid. A First Instance Court in Athens ruled on Tuesday in favor of the bank that could theoretically proceed with the confiscation deposits and assets of  the conservative party.Greece’ main opposition …

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Victims’ families file first lawsuit against all responsible for Athens fires tragedy

Two families who lost relatives in the Athens wildfires filed lawsuits at the First Instance Prosecutor’s Office in Athens on Wednesday morning. The families demand the persecution of all responsible for the loss of their beloved ones: a 70-year-old father and husband and a 74-year-old mother. The testimonies how the …

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Athens wildfires: Citizen files first lawsuit against all state responsibles

The first lawsuit by a private citizen over the devastating fire in eastern Attica on July 23 was filed with the chief prosecutor of the Athens Appeals Court Antonios Liogas on Monday, by retired navy officer Panagiotis Stamatis. The plaintiff also asked that the plenum of appeals justices be convened …

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Investor cannot sue Greece at home over bond haircut PSI

A retail investor in Greek bonds who wants to sue Greece over a bond haircut in 2012 cannot invoke EU rules to do so at home, an adviser to the EU’s top court said on Wednesday. The case was referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union by …

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