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From Novartis-scandal to Novartis-gate, when gov’t officials spread fake news

Prominent justice reporter Ioanna Mandrou complained in a shocking denouncement on Friday about “an organized disinformation plan to court editors” regarding the impeachment of former SYRIZA deputy Justice Minister and the prosecutor who had investigated the Novartis scandal in Greece. “With an unanimous decision, ex deputy Justice Minister Dimitris Papaggelopoulos …

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Novartis scandal: Greek translation distorts FBI document, omits ex minister’s name

“No one can give a logical answer as to why my name was deleted from the translation of the FBI Novartis document,” PASOK-KINAL MP and former Health Minister Andreas Loverdos told Skai TV on Friday morning. It was one more of Loverdos’ statements after documentonews newspaper and koutipandoras website published …

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Dozens of doctors involved in prescriptions scandal worth 5 million euros

Police have unraveled a racket dealing with bogus prescriptions which has cost the National Organization for Healthcare Provision (EOPYY) around 5 million euros in damages. Thirteen members of the ring have already been arrested, including the leaders, the accountant and two doctors. The criminal case that was filed includes another …

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Scandal in Thessaloniki: Prosecutor investigates off list vaccinations in children institutions

The public prosecutor of Thessaloniki, northern Greece, investigates complaints according to which children with special needs at two institutions in the city did not receive Covid-19 vaccinations; 24 people were inoculated instead, bypassing the priority list of the national program. The scandal touches also two elected officials at the Municipality …

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Novartis investigation: FBI documents submitted to Greece’s Parliament

Documents of the American justifiable authorities and the FBI that investigated Swiss pharmaceutical company NOVARITS were submitted by the Deputy Prosecutor of the Supreme Court, Ioannis Aggelis, to the president and the members of the special parliamentary committee for preliminary examination. The documents had been requested by the special committee, …

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Social media outcry forces Gov’t to cancel the e-learning fiasco #Σκοιλ_Ελικικου

Following a week of non-stop outcry on social media, the Greek government was forced to suspend the fiasco voucher program of e-learning for professionals and give 160,000 lawyers, engineers, physicians and other self-employed 600 euros direct financial support for the coronavirus lockdown crisis without preconditions. The program, announced amid the …

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Court sentences ex SIEMENS executives to up 15 years imprisonment

An Athens Court of Criminal Appeals imposed the maximum sentences to several former top executives of SIEMENS and the Greek telecommunication company OTE as well as to bankers and businessmen involved in the kickbacks scandal. The executives were found guilty of kickbacks and money laundering in order to secure a …

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SIEMENS: Court rules 22 defendants guilty of money laundering, bribery

Fifteen years after the SIEMENS bribes scandal broke out, the Greek Justice ruled that  22 out of 54 defendants in total were guilty of money laundering and bribery. Two of the convicted are fugitives. The Three-Party Court of Felony Appeals ruled on Tuesday that 22 of the defendants were found …

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EX PASOK Minister files lawsuits against prosecutors investigating Novartis

Former PASOK Minister and current KINAL MP, Andreas Loverdos, has filed lawsuits against the Supreme Court prosecutors investigating the Novartis bribery scandal. Early Monday morning, Loverdos filed the lawsuits against Corruption Prosecutor, Eleni Touloupaki, and two assistant prosecutors over their handling of the Novartis case. He accuses the judicial official …

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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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Cashed mother’s pension: SYRIZA EU candidate resigns after public outcry

Aspiring member of the European Parliament, Myrsini Loizou, was forced to resign from the SYRIZA EU elections list, after media reported that she was illegally receiving the pension of her deceased mother for 5.5 years. A public outcry broke out on Friday after two newspapers reported that Loizou was furthermore …

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Golden Visa: Authorities in Greece and China investigate illegal POS transactions

Greek and Chinese authorities investigate illegal payment transactions between a Greek real estate company and Chinese investors who have been targeting residence permission in an EU country via the Golden Visa program. According to Greek media reports on Wednesday, the vice chairman of Greece’s biggest retailer “Jumbo” is investigated for …

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Of “Greek Aryan Race” with a history of 13 million years…

“In this holy place, the prototype, the Euro-Mediterranean type, the Greek, the White, the representative of the Aryan race was born 13 million years ago,” writes Vasileia Stergiopoulou in the introduction of her book “Prehistoric Times” about what she calls the “Greek Aryan Race.” She claims to clarify that “Aryan …

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Vodafone manager Tsalikidis death in 2005 “was murder, not suicide” prosecutor finds

Thirteen years after the death of  Vodafone executive Kostas Tsalikidis, prosecutor has found that he was a victim of “a criminal action” rather that he had committed suicide. Justice has pressed homicide charges against one or more unknown persons  39-year-old Tsalikidis was found hanging in his apartment in March 9, …

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