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Now, wouldn’t this be special?
A main opposition New Democracy (ND) deputy on Tuesday tabled a question requesting an inquiry into whether a “well-known” government minister withdrew …200,000 euros from a fixed-term savings account days before capital controls were imposed!
More than 630,000 people who applied for meal vouchers, free electricity or subsidized rent will be able to find out from Friday if they have qualified for assistance under the government?s program to tackle the ?humanitarian crisis.?
The government said on Wednesday that a total of 300,226 applications concerning 633,288 people were received.
Police on Thursday named and issued CCTV images of the four people they believe were behind nine armed bank robberies over the last four years, including one in 2014 at a branch of National Bank in Paralia Distomou, northwest of Athens, in which they netted 400,000 euros.
Police confirmed on Saturday that they have arrested two men in a raid to catch the men suspected of carrying out 400,000-euro robbery last year. A third man died during the operation near Volos, central Greece.
According to officers, Spyros Christodoulou (45) and Grigoris Tsironis (37) were arrested but Spyros Dravilas (34) committed suicide to prevent being caught.
National and Alpha were forced to increase their provisions
Two of the country?s biggest lenders, National Bank and Alpha Bank, announced on Thursday an increase to net losses in the first quarter of the year, which reflect the deterioration of economic conditions in Greece and which forced them to expand their provisions to cover nonperforming loans.