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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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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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