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Two former SYRIZA ministers to face justice for TV licenses, Novartis scandal

Two former SYRIZA ministers and three prosecutors will face justice for two separate cases in connection with the TV licenses and the Novartis scandal, respectively. Ex minister for Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media, Nikos Pappas, will be summoned to appear before a special court that will be convened in the …

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Two ministers of Greek government tested positive to Covid-19

Two ministers at the Greek government have been tested positive to Covid-19, they announced on Tuesday morning. Both Justice minister  Costas Tsiara and state minister Akis Skertsos said on social media that they were fully vaccinated also with booster shot. they announced that they will be isolated for the next …

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“Houses will be rebuilt, the forest will recover in time,” says Greek PM on Varimpompi fire disaster (picts)

“The houses will be rebuilt, the forest will recover in time…,” said Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis during a brief visit to the outskirts of Varimpompi fire that burned down on Tuesday. “We were up against an extremely difficult fire in conditions of extreme hot weather. The most nightmarish fires …

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3 Greek ministers in quarantine after meeting with foreign investor positive on Covid-19

Three government ministers have been placed in quarantine in their homes after a meeting with a foreign investor who was tested positive to Covid-19. Investment and Development Minister Adonis Georgiadis, his deputy, Nikos Papathanasis and Shipping Minister Giannis Plpakiotakis  were sequestered to their homes on Thursday morning The three ministers …

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Greece, a safe country for its citizens and tourists, says FM Dendias

Greece succeeded in remaining a safe country for its citizens during the pandemic, Foreign Minister, Nikos Dendias, said on Monday. “We also want it to remain safe for tourists – our guests, whom we hope to welcome back to enjoy Greece’s beautiful summer again this year,” he added. In a …

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Mitsotakis urges ministers to “be careful with statements & social media posts”

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has urged his ministers to be careful with statements and posts on social media because they provoke the citizens’ reactions and trigger outrage by specific groups of the society. At the cabinet meting on Friday, the prime minister expressed his concern and asked the minister to …

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PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis: The names of the cabinet ministers

Government spokesman Stelios Petsas announced the new Cabinet of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Monday evening. The members of the new cabinet will be sworn in at 12:00 noon on Tuesday in the presidential palace. This will be followed by handovers at individual ministries. According to news agency amna, the …

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Tsipras asks Ministers’ commitment “to not bring down the gov’t over Macedonia”

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has asked the government ministers to commit themselves to not bring down the government on the Macedonia name issue. Tsipras was addressing a cabinet meeting of the SYRIZA-ANEL coalition government on Tuesday, with his junior partner Panos Kammenos to insist in not supporting the Prespes Agreement. …

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One and a half ministerial Apology for the Athens Wildfires

The first minister apology for the Athens wildfires came by the deputy defense minister on Thursday morning. Even though with a delay of eleven days. The ministers of Foreign Affairs and the deputy for Citizen Protection and Public Order followed. Almost. Deputy Defense Minister, Fotis Kouvelis, said during a live …

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Govt’ abolishes rent subsidy for cabinet members without seat in Parliament

The Greek government has submitted an amendment that abolishes rent subsidies to ministers and deputy ministers that do not have seats in the Parliament. The amendment has been submitted on Wednesday evening and will be voted later on Thursday. The abolishing of the rent subsidies will go into effect retrospective …

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Parliament rejects opposition inquiry for 3 government ministers

The Greek parliament rejected on Thursday night a proposal by New Democracy to set up a special parliamentary committee to investigate a possible breach of trust by three SYRIZA ministers in connection with the ongoing investigation into the Novartis case, after it failed to secure the required majority. The proposal …

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Economy Minister Papadimitriou resigns over rental subsidy

Economy Minister, Dimitris Papadimitriou, submitted his resignation late Monday night, just hours after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras removed his wife, Alternate Labor Minister, Rania Antonopoulou, from the cabinet over the rental subsidy. In his letter, Papadimitriou wrote he resigns for “reasons of political sensitivity.” Tsipras accepted the resignation short after …

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Greek Parliament decides to probe 10 politicians in alleged Novartis bribery case

After a plenary debate that lasted 18 hours, the majority of Greek lawmakers voted in favor of setting up a parliamentary committee to investigate two former prime ministers and eight former ministers over allegations of bribery and money laundering by Swiss drugmaker Novartis. Majority of votes was received by EU …

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Novartis file submitted to Parliament, names of ex ministers and PMs now official

The case file of the Novartis kickbacks investigation was submitted to the Plenary early Tuesday Afternoon. Acting Palriament Speaker, Tasia Christodoulopoulou, confirmed the delivery  and read the names of those politicians, 2 former prime ministers and 8 ex ministers of Health, Finance and Labor, allegedly involved in the scandal as …

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