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Greek Parliament publishes wealth declarations of politicians

Τhe Committee in charge at the Greek Parliament published the wealth declarations of 1,114 politicians  and high-ranking public servants, mayors and regioanl governors as well as MEPs and non-elected ministers. The declarations, called “pothen esches” (where from) refer to the financial year 20219. Of particular interest for the Greek public …

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Greek politicians request lifting status of protected witnesses on Novartis scandal

Six Greek politicians have submitted a request to judicial authorities to remove the whistleblowers’ identity protection who have implicated them into the Novartis scandal. The request was submitted to the judicial council of the Special Court on Thursday. The whistleblowers, “code-named ‘Kelesi’ and ‘Maximos Sarafis‘ had alleged that the high-profile …

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Politicians flock to schools for the traditional religious blessing

Politicians flocked to primary and secondary education schools on Wednesday morning and participated in the tradition of religious blessing marking the launch of the new school year. The President of the Republic, the Prime Minister, ministers and deputy ministers, they all showed their presence to pupils across the country. Prime …

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Novartis-Gate: Prosecutors request lifting of immunity of ex Health Minister Loverdos

The case file for lifting the parliamentary immunity of MP and former PASOK Health Minister Andreas Loverdos is been submitting to the Greek Parliament. Lifting the immunity will facilitate prosecutors investigating the Novartis scandal to call Loverdos to testify. According to media, Loverdos is suspect of having received bribes. 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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Greece’s Lawmakers grant themselves a tax gift of up to €2,000

Greece’s ministers, lawmakers, mayors and other high-ranking public officials are able to enjoy generous tax reductions reaching up to 2,000 euros per year. A Greek daily revealed that the reductions affect the so-called Solidarity Levy. The parliament voted in favor of such decreases already May 2016. The provision was included …

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Greeks enjoy Independence Day parades without barriers

For the first time since 2011, Greeks celebrate Independence Day and enjoy the school students and military parades without barriers. The new Greek government decision to remove barriers and allow people to attend the parades at close range has a strong symbolism aiming to demonstrate that neither the government is …

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Eurogroup to meet in Brussels, Pro Gov’t rallies in Greece

The extraordinary Eurogroup meeting on Greece today, starts at 5:30 pm Brussels time. While Dijsselbloem & Co will be talking “Greece”, rallies will be held in Athens and other cities with thousands expecting to voice support to the Greek side during the tough negotiations with its euro-partners and lenders. Finance …

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Greece’s Financial Crime Units Probe Hundreds of Tax Evaders, also up to 60 Politicians

It isn’t 32, it isn’t 36, it isn’t 38… According to Sunday edition of Kathimerini, it is up to 60 politicians under investigation by Financial Crime Units (SDOE) of Greek financial ministry. Government officials, former ministers and MPs are allegedly under scrutiny for suspected tax evasion and other financial crimes. With …

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Real News: SDOE Probes Three Former Ministers for Money Laundering

A ‘mega bomb’ exploded on Saturday in Athens when a weekly newspaper with front page “Testimony Burns 3 Ministers” claimed that two former ministers and the current parliament speaker have been alledgedly involved in money laundering scandal.   In its exclusive story Real News  refers to the written testimony of a real estate …

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