Government of Greece

ND to propose investigative committee for Papangelopoulos over Novartis affair

Center-right New Democracy is to propose the creation of a special investigative committee to probe former alternate justice minister Dimitris Papangelopoulos in connection with possible interventions in the alleged bribery scandal involving Swiss drugs manufacturer Novartis, ND's party secretary Stavros Kalafatis said in a written statement on Wednesday. 

Minister steps in to stop contentious auction

The auction of a primary residence belonging to a family affected by the 2018 deadly wildfire in Mati in eastern Attica, which on Wednesday sparked clashes between riot police and communist unionists, has been suspended following an intervention by Development and Investments Minister Adonis Georgiadis, state-run Athens-Macedonia news agency (ANA-MPA) reports.

Case file on Novartis case opened

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.

The next six months are crucial

Since July's general election, there has been a sense of optimism regarding the country's course, especially in business circles, inside and outside of Greece. As we learn in the first lessons in economics, "climate is everything." At the moment, we have a winning combination of trust and euphoria.

Prosecutor claims politician meddled in Novartis and other probes

Supreme Court deputy prosecutor Ioannis Angelis claimed, during more than five hours of testimony on Thursday, that an unnamed politician dubbed "Rasputin" played a pivotal role in influencing the course of an investigation into the alleged bribery of politicians by the Swiss drugs manufacturer Novartis. 

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