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Prosecutor to investigate Bishop of Chios over “hate speech”

Greece’s General Secretary for Human Rights made an unprecedented move: Kostis Papaioannou He collected the recent “hate” statements made by Bishop of Chios Markos and forwarded them to the prosecutor in charge of Racism Crimes. The prosecutor should investigate whether the Bishop has committed any offenses. The General Secretary allegedly …

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Prosecutor to investigate medicines shortages in Greece

The prosecutor in Athens will investigate the dramatic shortages in the Greek drug market after an official complained filed by the president of the Greek Pharmacists Association. Serious shortages in certain medications cause problems to thousands of insured and even uninsured patients. In preliminary investigation, the prosecutor will determine whether …

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“Well-known Greek shipowner” accused by prosecutor to head criminal racket

The man is well-known in Greece. In fact, he become broadly known when he invested in several media outlets almost a decade ago. Before this, hardly any Greek knew the young and very successful shipowner – apart from his colleagues shipowners, of course. Two years ago, the said man had …

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Greek prosecutor issues arrest warrant against alleged CIA agent over wiretapping scandal

A Greek prosecutor issued an arrest warrant against an American citizen, allegedly a CIA agent over the wiretapping scandal in 2004-2005, where some 100 mobile phones of members of the Greek government, then Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis included, were tapped by foreign intelligence services. According to Greek media, the identity …

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Prosecutor shelves the case of attempted bribe of MP Haikalis

Further investigation to the claims of attempted bribe of Independent Greeks MP Pavlos Haikalis by a middleman is not necessary. Prosecutor Panayiotis Panagiotopoulos put the case in a nice file and put it on the shelves of history of modern Greek politics. In the reasoning the prosecutor investigating the case …

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LAOS Chairaman Karatzaferis investigated for €5.5mln in off-shore and possible kickbacks

Founder and president of nationalist Popular Orthodox Rally (LAOS), veteran politician Giorgos Karatzaferis is being investigated for 6 million euros in off-shore accounts and possible kickbacks from military armament programs like the Super Puma helicopters purchased in the year 2000. Katatzaferis could face felony charges for According to Greek media, …

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Golden Dawn arrests: “Violence is the message” (rundup)

Six Golden Dawn MPs including leader Nikos Michaloliakos and another 16 organization members are been held in Greek Police headquarters in Athens. Their detention started in the early morning hours of Saturday and temporarily concluded on Sunday afternoon, when MP Christos Pappas surrender to police. According to prosecutor, Pappas is second-in-command of …

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Greek police arrests personnel of shutdown ERT

Greek police arrested seven technicians and one journalist who attempted to restore the shutdown public broadcaster ERT on air. A group of former ERT personnel and supporters from opposition parties moved to Mount Hymettus in Eastern Athens and allegedly tried to switch the transmitter back on. Hymettus protest banner “ERT …

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Athens: Envelope with explosive device sent to Misdemeanors Prosecutor

An envelope containing an explosive device was sent to the prosecutor of Misdemeanors in Athens. Greek media report that the police carried out a controlled explosion. The envelope arrived at the office of the prosecutor on Wednesday noon. As sender the perpetrators had written the name of the Athens bar …

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Marfin bank arson: 32 months later prosecutor has evidence to raise felony charges

For 32 months authorities have been collecting eye-witnesses testimonies and other material and now the prosecutor is about to call two suspects to testify on the arson attack at Marfin bank on 5. May 2010 that claimed the lives of three employees and an unborn child. The suspects are expected to testify …

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ELSTAT chief to face felony charges over inflated Greek deficit in 2009

Greek economic prosecutors are seeking felony charges against the former president of the Greek Statistics Authority Andreas Georgiou over  upwards manipulation of the Greek deficit in 2009 and thus with the aim to push the country into the IMF bailout mechanism. Apart from Georgiou  felony charges are also to be raised against the …

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Greek Police Sends Footage to Prosecutor as Golden Dawn MP Threatens Police Officers

Greek police submitted audiovisual material to the attorney of Iraklio, Crete, featuring the unprescedent insults and theats by an MP of extreme-right Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi) towards police officers. The footage of cretalive.gr was broadcast by several media. The incident occurred on Sunday in Hersonissos area of the island of Crete, where leftists had …

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