Life sciences

Former minister implicated in Novartis case slams ‘political persecution’

Former alternate justice minister Dimitris Papangelopoulos hit back on Thursday over allegations that he attempted to influence an ongoing inquiry into the alleged bribery scandal involving Swiss drugs manufacturer Novartis to incriminate political rivals.

Parliamentary inquiry committee on Novartis more likely for former minister than ex PM

The Greek government is considering separating the case file on the alleged intervention of former justice minister Dimitris Papangelopoulos and former prime minister Alexis Tsipras in the ongoing Novartis inquiry, and agreeing to the creation of a special investigative committee only for the former, according to information.

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. 

Samaras says probe into 'real, dark scandal' of Novartis case begins now

Former conservative premier Antonis Samaras said Tuesday that a decision by the corruption prosecutor's office to shelve the case against him concerning his alleged involvement in the Novartis case signals the beginning of an investigation into the "real, serious and dark scandal" surrounding the inquiry.