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Prosecutors raid offices of Novartis in Athens over alleged bribery scandal

Corruption prosecutors raided the offices of Swiss drug maker Novartis in Athens a few days ago as part of an ongoing investigation over bribery allegations, sources told Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA) on Tuesday. According to the same sources, the prosecutors requested a thorough search to gather electronic data and documents …

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TV licenses: Private e-mails of CoS top judge stir Greece’s political agenda & lead to multiple investigations

The prosecutor of Athens ordered urgent investigation, after the e-mail content and private data of the vice president of the Council of State were partly published in the press. As the Council of State currently deals with constitutional conformity of the TV licenses law, many judges see an attempt to …

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BahamasLeaks: Ex EU Commissioner, Dutch Neelie Kroes, failed to declare she was director of offshore company

A cache of 1.3 million leaked files from tax haven Bahamas revealed that former EU Commissioner Neelie Kroes responsible for Europe’s antitrust watchdog was named as director of an offshore company. She was recruited by United Arab Emirates, which intended to snap up the international assets of the energy company …

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How a Himalayan Cat got involved in Greek politics

Himalayan Cats are a noble breed with long hair, a breed coming to life from crossing between Persian and Siamese cats. These beautiful creatures are known for their  sparkling blue eyes and unique markings on their luxurious coats. Fully aware of their uniqueness, Himalayan cats are also known for being …

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Prosecutor raises charges against Greek FM officials for “illegal funding” of US-based Think-Tank

Corruption prosecutors in action raised felony charges former officials of the Greek Foreign Ministry and submitted the relevant file also to Parliament to investigate possible responsibility of former Foreign Minister George Papandreou. The charges refer to what it seems to be “illegal” funding to a foreign Non-governmental organization, an American …

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Tax evasion: state ‘steals’ the state

That’s a true LOL story Made in Greece! The Culture Ministry has been systematically evading taxes for years or even decades or better say: state institutions have been depriving  the state from tax revenues. The incredible tax evasion was revealed at the museum of the the archaeological site of Knossos …

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ND MP proposed to creditors “to reject Tsipras’ Reform List” & “impose capital controls”

Do Greece’s creditors follow and apply advises proposed by conservative New Democracy? It is highly interesting that ND parliamentary group leader and former Health Minister Adonis Gerogriadis had already “advised” creditors to not adopt Tsipras’ plan and instead economically drain the country and impose capital controls. Georgiadis’ proposal came after …

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Scandal! Wages hikes for Greece’s Public Power Company (DEH) workers

That’s an unbelievable challenge for the debt-ridden Greek society! The collective bargain signed between Greece’s Public Power Company and powerful union GENOP-DEH electrocutes large parts of the unemployment- and austerity-hit Greeks of the country’s private sector. Four unions of workers at Greece’s Public Power Company (DEH) signed a collective bargain …

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