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Corruption Prosecutors Investigate Novartis

By   /  04/01/2017  /  Business, GR Business, GR Social, Greece, Social  /  Comments Off on Corruption Prosecutors Investigate Novartis

According to information an investigation took place at the offices of the pharmaceutical company Novartis, a few days ago, following an order by Corruption Prosecutors. A major investigation has been launched since mid-December after information concerning bribes of government officials and doctors were made public, following  a two-year investigation by US authorities on the methods […]

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CNA launches campaign to collect signatures for the return of the Parthenon Marbles

By   /  02/01/2017  /  Culture, CY Culture, CY Social, Cyprus, GR Culture, GR Social, Greece  /  Comments Off on CNA launches campaign to collect signatures for the return of the Parthenon Marbles

This year marks the bicentenary since the theft of the Parthenon Marbles by Lord Elgin, who smuggled them to the United Kingdom. The marbles have since then been in the British Museum. Many efforts have been made and several international campaigns have been launched for the return of the marbles to their natural environment, the […]

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Athens considers concessions to creditors

By   /  01/01/2017  /  Finance, GR Finance, GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on Athens considers concessions to creditors

As the Greek government prepares for more direct talks with the country’s creditors after the holiday period, officials appear to be contemplating concessions Athens could make towards agreeing a deal to wrap up the ongoing review of the latest bailout program. Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos revealed over the weekend that the government is considering agreeing […]

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Greece: November sees 593% increase in asylum requests

By   /  29/12/2016  /  GR Social, Greece, Social  /  Comments Off on Greece: November sees 593% increase in asylum requests

There was a 593%  increase in asylum requests in Greece during November 2016, compared with a monthly average of 2015, according to data from the Greek Asylum Service. Specifically, in November 7,625 requests were filed, while in 2015 an average of 1,100 requests were filed per month. This increase is even higher in women (932.7%) […]

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Extradition of eight Turkish officers to be heard at top court

By   /  29/12/2016  /  GR Social, Greece, Social  /  Comments Off on Extradition of eight Turkish officers to be heard at top court

The appeals of the eight Turkish officers against their extradition to Turkey after they flew to Greece a day after the failed coup attempt in a military helicopter and landed in Alexandroupolis will be discussed on January 10, 11 and 13 , 2017, at the Criminal Division of the Greek Supreme Court,it was announced on […]

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Developments to solve Cyprus Issue ongoing

By   /  29/12/2016  /  CY Politics, CY Social, Cyprus, GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Politics, TR Politics, TR Social, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Developments to solve Cyprus Issue ongoing

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades will visit Athens on Friday and Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias will travel to New York shortly after to meet with the UN Secretary General on 6th January both developments believed to be crucial in finding a resolution for the Cyprus issue. Cyprus Government Spokesman Nikos Christodoulides, in statements he made […]

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Fin Min: No agreement for further austerity

By   /  27/12/2016  /  Finance, GR Finance, GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on Fin Min: No agreement for further austerity

Greek Finance Ministry sources made clear that the letter sent by Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos to the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) in order for the latter to “unblock” short term debt relief for Greece provided no assurances that fresh austerity measures will be decided by Athens. “The government did not commit to anything more than […]

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Institutions e-mail list of concerns to Athens over social benefits

By   /  23/12/2016  /  Finance, GR Finance, GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on Institutions e-mail list of concerns to Athens over social benefits

An e-mail was delivered to Athens on Thursday with which its creditor institutions request clarifications regarding the Greek government’s recent controversial decision to hand out social benefits. Local media reported that European Stability Mechanism sources expect an answer from Greek authorities before Christmas. Greek government sources said Athens would provide assurances that the 617 million […]

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Pappas announces possible Preliminary Fact – Finding Commission

By   /  21/12/2016  /  Business, GR Business, GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on Pappas announces possible Preliminary Fact – Finding Commission

In an interview on Public Television the Greek Minister for Digital Policy Nikos Pappas announced the possibility for a preliminary Fact-Finding Commission. The Commission would have the power to investigate what was said during the Parliamentary Inquiry Commission concerning loans by political parties and the media. “What was said cannot be swept under the carpet,” […]

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OP/ED: Final Curtain ready to Fall on Greek Media

By   /  21/12/2016  /  Business, GR Business, GR Social, Greece, Social  /  Comments Off on OP/ED: Final Curtain ready to Fall on Greek Media

The curtain is drawing to a close for Greek media that were once powerful and which marked Greek political life in both a negative and a positive way. Lambrakis Press, Mega Channel TV, Pegasus and other Greek media are a breath away from closing after a long glorious (and infamous) history. It is a shame […]

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