After Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis' return from New York on September 29, a plenary session of Parliament is set to discuss a proposal by ruling New Democracy for the creation of a special investigative committee to probe "the clear signs" that former alternate justice minister Dimitris Papangelopoulos intervened in the alleged bribery scandal involving Swiss drugs manufacturer Novartis t
The Supreme Court prosecutor's office has proposed an investigation into the possible mishandling of the alleged Novartis bribery case by former alternate justice minister Dimitris Papangelopoulos with the knowledge of ex prime minister Alexis Tsipras.
The case file was opened in Parliament on Wednesday after it was sent by the prosecutor's office on Monday.
Constantinos Zoulas, the head of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis' press office who has been nominated for president of state broadcaster ERT, on Monday told Parliament's ethics and transparency committee that he would seek to fulfill the premier's vision to transform ERT into a "modern, independent" news outlet.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said Monday that Greece has submitted its request for an early repayment of a chunk of its expensive loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), noting that the move "enhances the country's credibility, improves public debt sustainability indicators and saves resources for the Greek state."
A meeting between Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York at the end of the month is "very likely," government spokesman Stelios Petsas said on Monday.
Speaking to Skai TV, Petsas said that the details for such a meeting are currently under discussion and no date has been set.