Novartis file takes aim at former health minister

A section of the case file on the alleged Novartis bribery scandal that prosecutors forwarded to Parliament to request that the immunity of former health minister Andreas Loverdos be lifted includes testimony by protected witnesses who claim that the politician was bribed to inform the company of an imminent haircut on Greek state bonds at the peak of the debt crisis.

The Bulgarian who Fell from a Bridge in Beijing: What Happened, the Worries and What Follows

The Bulgarian, who suffered severely a month ago after falling from a bridge in Beijing, is already recovering, but he will have a long and serious rehabilitation, which will require more than the donations he has collected so far. This was told to Darik by Vesselin Naydenov, a friend of 31-year-old Nikolay Marinov, who underwent two life-saving surgeries after the incident Chinese capital.

Commissioner Jourova: Activation of Art. 7 for Romania depends on what happens in the following days

The European Commission doesn't discuss yet about the activation of Article 7 in the case of Romania, but this depends on what will happen in the following days, on Thursday stated in Bucharest the European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Vera Jourova, who attended the "European Day of Competition and Consumers" conference.

Minister Nikos Pappas says school chum Petsitis was not working with him

With the opposition clamouring for a full investigation of the case of Manolis Petsitis, Digital Policy Minister Nikos Pappas, a schoolmate and friend of Petsitis, is now distancing himself from the erstwhile friend.

Ministers and government cadres have also distanced themselves from Petsitis declaring that the case should be exhaustively probed by the judiciary.