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PASOK received 16bn Drachmas in funds by private companies, says ex official

“I want to apologize to the Greek people, the voters who supported us, the Greek Justice, and the 12 people who were unwittingly involved in getting the money from Siemens for the party.” Former PASOK official Theodoros Tsoukatos said during his apology in the courtroom handling the bribes SIEMENS paid …

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SIEMENS bribes: Athens court finds ex PASOK minister Mantelis guilty of money laundering

A never ending legal story finally ended  – or not? A criminal appeals court in Athens found former PASOK Transportation Minister, Tassos Mantelis, guilty of money laundering for having accepted bribes of 450,000 DM (230,000 euros) by SIEMENS. The court, however, lowered  the prison sentence imposed on him to five …

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Fofi Gennimata wins leadership elections in PASOK

The old leader of PASOK, Fofi Gennimata, has been elected to be the new leader of PASOK. In the second round of elections on Sunday, Genimmata received 56% of the votes, while her challenger Androulakis gathered 44% . The voters’ turnover  reached 160,000. Genimmata’s goal to call for leadership election …

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Big participation in PASOK leadership elections, Gennimata leads the race

PASOK leader Fofi Gennimata has gathered the majority of votes on Sunday elections that were held in order to choose a new leader for Greece’s socialist part PASOK. According to amna.gr, with 50 percent of the polling stations counted -which corresponds to about 70,000 votes- the results are: Fofi Gennimata …

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Police sees same group behind PASOK HQ attack as against Mexican & French embassies

Greek police sees the urban guerilla group called “Revolutionary Self-Defense” as  behind the attack at the headquarters of PASOK in downtown Athens on Monday evening. According to athensnewsagency, the suggestion is confirmed by the findings of a ballistic investigation released on Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/EkrB6dOtub — Ελληνική Αστυνομία (@hellenicpolice) November 7, 2017 …

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SYRIZA-ANEL vote to reinstall asylum in Greece’s universities

Lawmakers from the ruling leftist SYRIZA party and their coalition partners Independent Greeks (ANEL) have passed a controversial bill aimed at overhauling Greek universities and technical colleges. The vote was conducted by roll call in Parliament Wednesday following a request by main New Democracy opposition that has fought the reforms …

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Ex PASOK Minister Mantelis, ex SIEMENS Executive guilty of money laundering

An Appeals Court on Friday found guilty former Transport and Communications minister Tassos Mantelis of money laundering in the Siemens kickbacks case. Following a lengthy procedure, the judges unanimously ruled that the 450,000 German marks found in Mandelis’ best man bank account which were deposited by the German company was …

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New Democracy is one step before going bankrupt after bank claims loans

Greece’s main opposition party, conservative New Democracy, is one step before going bankrupt after one of Greece’s systemic banks claimed its loans. According to newspaper Agora, Piraeus Bank asked the full amount of loans to ND. The total amount is 160million euros, incl. loan €131million plus arrears and surcharges. The …

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Convicted ex Defense Minister Tsochatzopoulos beaten in prison

Former PASOK Defense Minister and inmate Akis Tsochatzopoulos was brutally beaten in his cell in wing F of Korydallos prison in Athens. The former minister convicted for bribes in armament procurement was taken to the prison hospital to receive first aid as he had suffered “heavy beating”. According to daily …

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