A political firestorm erupted on Thursday after shipping magnate Evangelos Marinakis claimed in an interview that Premier Alexis Tsipras and Digital Policy Minister Nikos Pappas asked him to finance businessman Yiannis Kalogritsas during the auctions for TV broadcasting licenses in 2016, as a favor.
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.
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
Millions of voters in Turkey will head to polling stations on Sunday to elect metropolitan municipality and district mayors, neighborhood heads, and provincial and district councils after tense and long election campaigns by two alliances set to race again after last year's presidential and parliamentary elections.
Culture and National Identity Minister Valer-Daniel Breaz stated, in a message conveyed on the occasion of the World Theatre Day that speaking about national culture in an universal context also implies the capitalisation of the huge patrimonial fund of the Romanian theater, because the actors are, by excellence, ambassadors of the Romanian spirituality around the world.