Probe launched into suspected bank cartel, as fresh raid carried out

Competition Commission officials launched extensive inspections without prior warning at the headquarters of the country's four systemic banks as well as the Hellenic Bank Association (EET) and DIAS Interbank Systems on Thursday, in a bid to probe possible cartel practices regarding customer charges.

Cross checks to be carried out on vehicle owners dodging inspections

Motorists who have skipped the biennial inspection of their vehicles will need to visit a Vehicle Inspection Center (KTEO) soon or face a hefty fine, as the Independent Authority for Public Revenue is launching a cross-checking process in cooperation with the Transport Ministry to identify the vehicle owners who have neglected this obligation.

Bulgarian Prosecutor's Office Orders Inspection in Arsenal Factory in Kazanlak

The Special Prosecutor's Office has ordered an inspection in the Arsenal factory in Kazanlak in connection with the seized 17 Kalashnikov rifles, 15 Makarov pistols and 12 barrels on December 4, presumably manufactured and illegally taken out of that factory, the Special Appellate Prosecutor's Office said.

Officials crack down on tax-evasion on Mykonos

A well-known entertainment venue on Mykonos rushed to pay four million euros in overdue taxes on Sunday, after inspectors launched a tax-evasion crackdown on the upscale tourism island.

Almost sixty officials are involved in the four-day operation, which has been codenamed "Trident" because of the three-pronged focus of its inspections.

Applications for relief from fire damage begin on Tuesday

Attica fire victims will be able to submit their applications to receive a lump sum of 5,000 euros in aid on Tuesday, according to Infrastructure Minister Christos Spirtzis.

"We have a safe estimate today on the damages sustained by buildings, as the inspections have been completed," Spirtzis said on Saturday.

Over 1,280 buildings deemed unfit for use after fire

Almost 2,500 inspections conducted on Tuesday and Wednesday found that half of all the buildings that were damaged by Monday's deadly fire in east Attica are unfit for use.

More specifically, 1,281 (49.3 percent) have been described as unfit for use, compared to 1,271 (51.07 percent) buildings that are deemed fit for use.