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Parliament vote opens way for ex SYRIZA minister’s prosecution over TV licenses

A plenary session of Parliament voted on Wednesday in favor of a proposal by a House investigative committee for the prosecution of former SYRIZA minister of digital policy, telecommunications and media Nikos Pappas over his handling of the television licensing process in 2016. Of the 277 lawmakers present, 178 voted …

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Fugitive Golden Dawn convict Christos Pappas arrested in Athens suburb

Fugitive Golden Dawn convict Christos Pappas was arrested in Zografou suburb of Athens late on Thursday. He was reportedly living in an apartment registered under a different name. According to latest information, it was a woman offering him shelter. 59-year-old Pappas was second in command and right hand of the …

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Parliament voted to set up Committee to investigate ex SYRIZA minister over TV licenses

The Greek Parliament plenary voted in favor of setting up a preliminary committee to investigate the role of former SYRIZA minister Nikos Pappas on granting television channel licenses in 2015 and 2016. The proposal was initiated by 30 MPs of the ruling New Democracy party, passed with 187 votes from …

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Golden Dawn convict Pappas vanished in thin air to escape arrest

Police is seeking for one of the Golden Dawn leaders, convict Christos Pappas, who has chosen to disappear instead to find himself in prison. It was a few hours after the court ruling on Thursday, when police officers visited Pappa’s home with an arrest warrant in their hands. The law …

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Greek state funds Gavras-Varoufakis film “Adults in the Room” with €630,000

The Ministry of Digital Policy approved a grant for the film “Adults in the Room” to be filmed by famous director Costas Gavras and is the cinematic adaption of the book by ex finance minister Yanis Varoufakis. The amount of 630,000 euros is a grant for director Costas Gavras. The …

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Father of Digital Minister appointed president of nationalized OASTH

Transport Minister Christos Spirtzis announced on Wednesday the appointment of the economist Stelios Pappas, the father of Digital Policy Minister Nikos Pappas, as the new president of the Thessaloniki Urban Transport Organization (OASTH). The company was nationalized beginning of July. In a statement, Spirtzis said Pappas’s appointment was part of …

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Greece to sell seven TV licenses for €35mln each in new auction

The National Council for Radio and Television (NCRTV) has set the starting price for each of seven national television content licenses put up for auction at 35 million euros – or 245 million euros in total. In a letter sent to Digital Policy and Media Minister Nikos Pappas, the NCRTV …

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Top Minister visited Venezuela together with off-shore lawyer

Conservative daily Eleftheros Typos reveals on Monday that the minister involved in the TV licenses visited Venezuela together with a Cypriot off-shore lawyer whose name was mentioned in the Panama Papers. The visit took place back in 2013, that is 116 months before SYRIZA won the elections and came into …

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Golden Dawn leader claims, he had contacts with PM’s aide and two ND ministers

A new Baltakos-gate is under way? Golden Dawn leader Nikos Michaloliakos claimed that he had private contacts to the director of the press officer of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and also two of Nea Dimokratia ministers. Speaking at the Greek Parliament, Michaloliakos said: Video: embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt “Whenever …

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Golden Dawn MP Pappas remanded custody

Golden Dawn MP Christos Pappas was remanded custody  pending trial after his testimony that lasted some five hours. Pappas is the third Golden Dawn MP in custody after GD leader Nikos Michaloliakos and Yiannis Lagos. Pappas told the judges that the charges were politically motivated. However the judges consider that …

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