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E-mails scandal ousts a ND MEP, the head of Diaspora Greeks and a Secretary General

The scandal of data protection violations regarding Greek voters living abroad triggered a domino of political developments in the country. MEP  of New Democracy Anna-Michelle Asimakopoulou has been forced to abstain from the list of candidates for the upcoming European elections, the general secretary of the Interior Ministry  Michalis Stavrianoudakis …

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Greece’s Data Protection Authority launches inquiry into ND MEP

Greece’s Data Protection Authority (DPA) launched an investigation on Monday into allegations that ruling New Democracy MEP Anna-Michelle Asimakopoulou violated data protection regulations by emailing to Greek voters living abroad ahead of the European Parliament elections in June. It is recalled that due to postal vote regulations, Greeks living abroad have …

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EP lifts immunity of MEP Eva Kaili over allowances management

The plenary of the European Parliament in Strasbourg approved the lifting of immunity for Greek MEP Eva Kaili on Tuesday following a request by the European Prosecutor over a case related to management of allowances to parliamentary assistants. Voting took place by raised hands, per procedure. The case had been …

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Lawyers: Eva Kaili is free to return to her MEP duties in EU Parliament

Eva Kaili is is free to return to her duties in the European Parliament and to exercise her rights as an MEP, her lawyers announced in a statement on Friday. The lawyers statement came a day after Belgian prosecuting authorities remove the electronic bracelet from Eva Kaili who has been …

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Data Protection authority probes leak of alleged rape victim’s name and other data

The Hellenic Data Protection Authority (HDPA)on Thursday announced the launch of an investigation into a possible breach of the privacy rights of a woman who has accused a Greek member of the European Parliament of beating and raping her. The HDPA decision follows the publication of the victim’s name, pictures …

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SYRIZA MEP Georgoulis resigns over “sexual harassment” complaint

European Parliament President Roberta Metsola announced at the plenary session in Strasbourg on Monday that she had received a request from the competent Belgian authorities to lift the parliamentary immunity of MEP Alexis Georgoulis. “I received a request from the competent Belgian authorities to lift the parliamentary immunity of Alexis …

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Ruling ND suspends MEP Spyraki’s party membership amid fraud investigation

Ruling New Democracy on Friday suspended the party membership of MEP Maria Spyraki amid an ongoing fraud investigation. Spyraki will not be able to run in next year’s nationwide elections until her status has been restored, a statement stressed. Reacting to the news Friday morning, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis described …

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EP-Vice Eva Kaili among four arrested in Qatargate: Belgian media

European Parliament Vice and MEP Eva Kaili is reported to be among the four people arrested over the weekend over corruption charges, Belgian media and French news agency AFP report early Sunday afternoon. #UPDATE Four suspects have been charged and remanded in custody in a Belgian investigation into alleged corruption …

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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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Greek intelligence service admits spying on journalist, sources tell Reuters

Τhe head of Greek intelligence told a parliamentary committee his agency had spied on a journalist, two sources present said, in a disclosure that coincides with growing pressure on the government to shed light on the use of surveillance malware. The committee’s closed-door hearing last week was called after the …

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PASOK leader & MEP Androulakis files complaint for attempt to trap his phone with Predator spyware

PASOK-KINAL leader and member of the European Parliament Nikos Androulakis filed a criminal complaint to the Prosecutor’s Office of the Supreme Court in Athens on Tuesday morning, complaining that there have been attempts to trap his mobile phone with the Predator spyware. Androulakis, reportedly discovered that somebody tried to infect …

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New Democracy expels MEP for “discrediting Greece” with gov’t critical posts

Greece’s conservative New Democracy expelled from the ruling party MEP Giorgos Kyrtsos on Friday, following a decision by ND Political Committee secretary Pavlos Marinakis. ND expelled the MEP because his posts on social media “discredit Greece,” the party said in a statement. “Mr. Kyrtsos, who was elected with ND’s ballot …

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+++ Golden Dawn convict Lagos arrested in Brussels after EP lifted his MEP immunity

Belgian police arrested Golden Dawn convict Ioannis Lagos, just a few hours after the European Parliament published the voting results to lift his immunity. The ex MEP was arrested in his home in Brussels Tuesday noon and he tweeted “from the police car” confirming his arrest. the Belgian authorities enforced …

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Convicted GD MEP Lagos hires far-right lawyer Plevris, father of ND MP

MEP and convicted Golden Dawn Giannis Lagos fired his lawyer and hired Constantinos Plevris. The 80-year-old lawyer is also a prolific far-right author and father of New Democracy MP Thanos Plevris who immediately distanced himself form the issue. Through his new lawyer, Lagos accused the judges of bias and appealed …

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MEP Lagos penalized for tearing up Turkish flag during EP debate

The European Parliament penalized Greek MEP and former member of the far-right Golden Dawn party, Giannis Lagos for tearing up a paper copy of the Turkish flag during a debate in the EP last month. For using insulting language and tearing apart a national symbol, Lagos will lose seven days …

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