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Novartis internal probe Finds no trace of payoffs to Greek Officials

Swiss Pharmaceutics conglomerate Novartis AG said that its own internal investigation found no evidence of bribery to Greek state officials, Bloomberg reports on Wednesday. Novartis didn’t receive preferential pricing from the Greek state and to date has been unable to identify any “inappropriate payments” to government officials, a local spokesperson …

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Transparency International Greece and the Novartis donation

In 2013, the Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis donated $3,400 to the anti-corruption group Transparency International Greece. Novartis has been embroiled in a corruption scandal in Greece, accused of paying bribes to top public officials and the corruption scandal will likely be a key issue in the upcoming elections in October. …

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Greek parliament passes Novartis pharma probe over to judiciary

Greece’s parliament has no jurisdiction to investigate the role of ten politicians in alleged bribes by Swiss drugmaker Novartis, lawmakers ruled late on Friday night when they voted in favor to hand investigation over to judiciary. The majority of the lawmakers mostly SYRIZA-ANEL that were present in the parliament, 168 …

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Bank of Greece governor Stournaras sues witnesses in Novartis bribery probe

Greece’s central bank governor on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against two witnesses who reportedly claimed he was among several senior politicians who received illicit perks from embattled Swiss pharma giant Novartis. Yannis Stournaras’ office said in a statement the two protected witnesses, known only under their aliases, should be punished for …

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Novartis: Prosecutor orders opening of bank accounts for 10 politicians allegedly involved

Rapid developments in the scandal around Swiss pharmaceutical Novartis, as corruption prosecutor asks banks in Greece to open the accounts of ten politicians, former prime ministers and ministers, allegedly involved in the scandal as well as the accounts of their spouses and adult children. In a letter to all Greek …

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Opposition parties walk out of Novartis investigating committee

Greek opposition parties walked out of Parliament’s preliminary investigating committee on Novartis on Tuesday, accusing the government of lack of seriousness and delaying tactics. Committee members New Democracy, Democratic Alignment (PASOK), To Potami and Centrists’ Union started walking out of Tuesday’s meeting after ruling SYRIZA-ANEL coalition MPs proposed that the …

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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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The “mother of all battles” in Greek Parliament as lawmakers will vote on Novartis inquiry

The mother of all political battles started at 9 o’ clock Wednesday morning in the plenary of the Greek Parliament. Lawmakers will have to vote and decide whether there is sufficient evidence to conduct preliminary inquiry and prosecute two former prime ministers and eights ex ministers allegedly involved in the …

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Two more ex ministers file lawsuits against “protected witnesses” in Novartis bribery case

A former finance and an ex health minister filed lawsuits against the protected witnesses in Novartis bribery case. Evangelos Venizelos (PASOK) and Adonis Georgiadis (New Democracy) filed lawsuits against the protected witnesses on Tuesday, two weeks after the scandal broke out and the report by the corruption prosecutor alleged that …

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Tsipras says Greece will not relinquish right to reimbursement for damage caused by Novartis

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said the government will not relinquish its right to reimbursement for damage caused to the state by Novartis, as the former coalition government of New Democracy and PASOK “did with the Siemens kickbacks case.” Tsipras was addressed the Parliament on Monday evening, after the coalition …

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Novartis: Ex health Minister says “They should hang me at Syntagma, if…”

Former Health Minister and now Vice president of conservative New Democracy, Adonis Georgiadis has said “they should hang me at Syntagma” if they find kickbacks from Novartis. For one more time, the ND-Vice whose name is involved in the Novartis case file sent to Palriament, was trying to prove he …

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Novartis promises “fast, decisive actions” if wrongdoing found in investigation conducted by Greece & US

Swiss drugmaker Novartis has promised to take “fast and decisive action” should an investigation into alleged bribery in Greece find that its managers engaged in unethical or illegal conduct. The Basel-based company is in the midst of a bribery probe in which Greek prosecutors in early 2017 raided its offices …

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Swiss Justice Ministry confirms legal aid requests by Greece & USA in Novartis case

Switzerland’s Federal Office of Justice has confirmed it has received two requests for legal assistance from Greece and the United States linked to probes into Novartis and alleged bribes involving the Swiss drugmaker and Greek doctors and public officials. The two requests for legal assistance linked to the Novartis-Greek scandal …

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