Antonis Samaras

Opposition MPs walk out of cross-party Novartis committee

All opposition walked out of Tuesday's session of a parliamentary committee that is supposed to be investigating the Novartis affair as coalition lawmakers insisted that the probe focus on whether the panel is in fact competent to continue with the investigation or whether it should be returned to prosecutors. 

Gov't handling of Novartis case 'attack on the rule of law,' ex-PM says

Former conservative prime minister Antonis Samaras has accused Greece's leftist-led government of using the Novartis bribery case to smear the reputations of its political rivals in a campaign that amounts to an "unprecedented attack on independent institutions and the rule of law."

ND submits proposal for inquiry into three ministers

The main conservative opposition party New Democracy on Wednesday submitted to Parliament its proposal for the formation of an investigative committee to probe whether former health ministers Panayiotis Kouroublis and Andreas Xanthos, as well as Alternate Health Minister Pavlos Polakis, are guilty of breaches of faith. 

Journalist arrested following legal suit lodged by ex-PM

Journalist Costas Vaxevanis was arrested on Monday following a legal suit lodged against him by former conservative prime minister Antonis Samaras for defamation.

Shortly before his arrest, an appeals court in Athens had exonerated him over another defamation suit against him brought by Lina Nikolopoulou, the wife of Bank of Greece Governor Yannis Stournaras.

Journalist Vaxevanis arrested following defamation action by Samaras

The journalist Costas Vaxevanis was arrested on Monday following a legal suit lodged against him by former conservative prime minister Antonis Samaras for defamation.

Vaxevanis had been at the Athens appeals court for the hearing of another legal suit against him brought by Lina Nikolopoulou, the wife of Bank of Greece Governor Yannis Stournaras.

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