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The head of Greeces Financial Crimes Squad (SDOE) when Giorgos Papaconstantinou was finance minister in 2010, Yiannis Kapeleris, was granted unconditional release on Tuesday after defending himself before investigating magistrates on charges of breach of trust in connection with the so-called Lagarde list.
The head of Greeces Financial Crimes Squad (SDOE) when Giorgos Papaconstantinou was financial minister in 2010, Yiannis Kapeleris, was released unconditionally on Tuesday after facing magistrates Christos Papacostas and Dimitris Kavalaris over charges of breach of trust in connection with the Lagarde list.
The trial over the September 2013 murder of anti-fascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas by a self-proclaimed member of Golden Dawn, an act that sparked a large-scale investigation into the alleged criminal activities of the neo-Nazi party, is expected to start before the end of the year, Kathimerini has learned.
Greece has asked the troika to approve a plan that would allow taxpayers to pay off their debts to the state in 100 or more installments, Kathimerini understands.
Sources said that the government is hoping that the troika will allow up to 108 installments in some cases but it believes Greeces lenders are more likely to agree to a scheme allowing between 48 and 72 tranches.
Major Saint Petersburg tour operator Solvex-Tourne has suspended activities as of Monday, Russia's Union of Tourism Industry reported, as cited by Russian media outlets.
Some 9,000 clients of the company are abroad now, as most of them are staying in Greece and Bulgaria. About 8,500 clients have paid for their tours in 2013.
Greece's main leftist opposition party on Monday sought to play down controversial comments by MP Theodoris Dritsas last week that Greece should leave the NATO alliance.
We never said we plan to leave NATO. What we have said is that we should fight so that NATO breaks up on its own, SYRIZA secretary Dimitris Vitsas said Monday.