Nikos Pappas

Ex-minister Pappas to be summoned over Novartis case

One day after Greek-Israeli businessman Sabby Mionis accused former alternate justice minister Dimitris Papangelopoulos, the publisher of Dimokratia newspaper Ioannis Filippakis and two journalists of blackmail in 2016, the parliamentary committee probing the handling of the Novartis case by the former SYRIZA administration on Thursday summoned ex-digital policy minister Nikos Pappas to testify

Former Novartis executive claims to have met with Tsipras, top SYRIZA ministers

A key witness in the inquiry regarding an alleged bribery scandal involving Novartis claimed to have met with top ministers of main opposition SYRIZA in his second testimony before the parliamentary committee probing possible political interference in the investigation.

Kretsos embarrasses government after new luxury yacht cruise is revealed

Straight on the heels of the political uproar over PM Alexis Tsipras' August, 2018, Ionian cruise on the yacht of the Panagopoulos shipping family, the daily Ta Nea revealed that his deputy digital policy minister Lefteris Kretsos took his own luxury cruise in the Saronic Gulf.

Shipping magnate claims PM, minister asked him to support friendly businessman

Greek shipping magnate Vangelis Marinakis claimed in a radio interview on Thursday that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Digital Policy Minister Nikos Pappas had asked him to pay the first instalment of a TV license fee on behalf of another businessman who was reportedly on good terms with the government.

Marinakis: Minister Pappas asked me to pay 26mn euros for Kalogritsas to get TV license

In a bombshell interview shipowner and Olympiacios FC owner Evangelos Marinakis today said that Digital Policy Minister Nikos Pappas asked him to meet with government-friendly businessman Ioannis Kalogritsas before a September, 2016, state tender for broadcast television licenses, and that Kalogritsas went to Marinakis' office  to ask for a 26mn euro loan so that he could acquire a license

The poison in the Costa-Gavras case

Whether or not we like Greek-French director Costa-Gavras, his movies or the topic of his new movie "Adults in the Room," based on the book by former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, the process through which filmmakers can obtain state funding in Greece (via cash rebate) is based on numbers and percentages rather than in-person meetings.

Costa-Gavras film on Varoufakis account of 2015 talks with creditors gets grant

The official government website, Diavgeia, has published a decision by Media Minister Nikos Pappas to grant funding of nearly 630,000 euros to Greek-French filmmaker Costa-Gavras for a project based on a book by Greece's controversial former finance minister.

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