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Nea Dimokratia fights back IndepGreeks’ bribery allegations with …”compromising” picture

Greece’s political kitchen is boiling after Independent Greeks allegations that a middleman attempted to bribe an party MP with 2-3 million euro in order to vote in favor of government presidential candidate Stavros Dimas. After Independent Greeks chairman Panos Kammenos revealed at the press conference that he first met the …

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“Bombshell” shakes Greece: MP claims he was offered €2-3million to vote for President

A bribery “bombshell” shakes Greece, after Independent Greeks MP, Pavlos Chaikalis, claimed that he was offered two to three million euro in order to vote for Greece’s next President. The attempted bribery came by a private person. “I would be given  2-3 million euro in total, 700,000 euro in cash …

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CEOs of state broadcaster NERIT resigned over gov’t intervention of Tsipras live streaming?

In an surprise move, managing director of state broadcaster NERIT Antonis Makrydimitris and deputy CEO Rodolfos Moronis submitted their resignation on Thursday afternoon.Both Makrydimitris and Moronis were appointed to these positions by the Greek government and are reportedly members of Nea Dimokratia. Although there no no immediate press release on …

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€500K-bail opens custody cell for ex Proton-banker Lavrentiadis

Former main shareholder of Proton Bank, Lavrentis Lavrentiadis is expected to be released from his custody cell after an Athens court decided his conditional release on a 500,000 euro bail. Lavrentiadis had requested for his release on bail citing serious health problems. Lavrentis Lavrentiadis, the once powerful businessman has been …

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Radio Sweden: “Whistleblower: Ericsson bribed Greek policymakers”

Telecommunications giant Ericsson has paid over 10 million euro to an agent in connection with a large defense deal in Greece, Swedish State Radio sverigeSRradio (Radio Sweden) reported on Wednesday. According to former Ericsson employee Liss Olof Nenzell, the payments were handled through a middle man and started beginning of …

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Greek cookies of shame…

We have a major issue here in Greece. A scandalous issue that challenges the coalition government and the millions of jobless and low-pensioners in debt-ridden and austerity-hit Greece. Key word: Cookies. Yes. In the volume of one metric tonne. Butter, chocolate, vanilla. Soft cookies, hard cookies. Stuffed with chunks of …

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Expelled or not, former Hellenic Postbank CEO handcuffed in Athens

Former CEO of Hellenic Postbank Aggelos Philippidis was arrested on Wednesday morning right upon his arrival in Athens airport. He was immediately handcuffed by Greek policemen and taken to police headquarters and from there to the prosecutor. He will give testimony next Monday. Aggelos Philippidis is to face felony charges …

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Businessman couple sought by police for Hellenic Postbank loans surrenders to Scotland Yard

Greek businessman Kyriakos Griveas and his wife Anastasia Vatsika surrendered themselves to Scotland Yard in London shortly after Wednesday noon, Greek media report. The couple was sought by Greek police for ‘red loans’ it had received from the Hellenic Postbank.  An international arrest warrant had been issued as the couple …

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Media owner Kontominas released on mammoth bail of 5 million euro

Owner of private Alpha TV Dimitris Kontominas was released on a mammoth bail of 5 million euro. Furthermore he has been prohibited from traveling abroad and he should check at a local police station twice a month. After a marathon meeting the members of judicial council decided to allow Kontominas …

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1:3 Greek public hospital doctors have huge assets – tax free –

Surprise? Certainly not! Every Greek and foreigner living in Greece has been known for years, in not for decades, that one has to put several banknotes in an envelope (fakelaki) and discretely hand it to the doctor of a public hospital. Now the financial Crimes Units (SDOE) have found out …

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Former Hellenic Postbank CEO Philippidis arrested in Turkey

Former CEO of Hellenic Postbank Aggelos Philippidis was arrested on Friday night in Turkey, according to Greek media. Initial reports say that he was arrested due to an Interpol international arrest warrant and that Turkish police located him via to his mobile phone and a credit card move. He has …

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7 arrest warrants against bank executives & businessmen over Greek Postbank bad loans

Three people were arrested and police are seeking another four after the anti-corruption prosecutor issued at least 7 arrest warrants over suspected loans from Hellenic Postbank. The loans worth 400-500 million euro were given in the period between 2006 and 2011. Former CEO and bank staff, several Greek and Cypriot …

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EUobserver: bailout advisers to Troika – the multi-million unholy business with austerity

Who are the advisers to Troika who rule over our austerity-hit lives? In Greece, in Portugal, in Ireland, in Cyprus and Spain? How do they get the jobs and the contracts? How much are they being paid to ruin the lives of citizens in the European South? What are their …

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Ex Greek FM claims “we tapped US-ambassadors in Athens & Ankara” as media picture the super bug on US-embassy roof

The wonderful world of spying friends and foes is being unfolded with the NSA scandal, a world equipped with super modern surveillance units and lay light years away from the fictitious and exaggerated reports of Graham Greens’ local informants and spies. The NSA scandal reveals that US-friends have not only …

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UPD: Privatization Fund CEO Stavridis resigns over lear jet scandal

CEO of Greece’s Privatization Fund Stelios Stavridis submitted his resignation late on Sunday after Finance Minister Yiannis Stournaras asked him to do so. Stavridis did not mention the reason for his resignation. Citing government sources, Greek media report that Stavridis’ resignation was a matter of political ‘ethics’. KTG reported earlier …

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