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Parliament lifts immunity of ex SYRIZA deputy Health Minister Polakis

The Greek Parliament lifted the parliamentary immunity of former SYRIZA Deputy Health Minister, Pavlos Polakis for two cases he is to be prosecuted. The voting took place following a prosecutor’s request as well as one by the Justice Ministry. The first case refers to the alleged illegal recording of a …

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Social and political outrage around MEP candidate with special needs

A social and political outrage sparked on Tuesday, after Alternate Health Minister Pavlos Polakis accused an New Democracy candidate for the European Parliament of making use of disability provisions in order to get a job in the public sector as he is a person with special needs. 34-year-old Stelios Kymbouropoulos …

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Alt Health Minister records phone-call with BoG governor, leaks it to the press

Alternate Health Minister Pavlos Polakis has reportedly recorded a phone conversation with the governor of Bank of Greece, Yannis Stournaras, and leaked the content to a SYRIZA-friendly media outlet, Greek media report on Tuesday. In the focus of the conversation were the two “consumer loans” totaling €100,000 Polakis took from …

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Alt Health Minister Polakis ordered to pay fine in defamation lawsuit

A court in Athens court has ordered Alternate Health Minister Pavlos Polakis to pay financial damages to the family of a journalist for defamation of character. Polakis has alleged that the late Vassilis Beskenis, a political journalist and commentator at private Skai TV, had been being appointed to the Center …

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EU Health Commissioner in outrage against smoking Greek Health Minister

European Commissioner for Health Vytenis Andriukaitis was outraged at Alternate Health Minister Pavlos Polakis for disregarding legislation banning smoking in public places. Speaking on the sidelines of an event marking World Cancer Day at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center on Athens’s southern coast on Monday, Andriukaitis said that he …

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