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Novartis Case: Accusations Against Ex PM Tsipras and Ex Minister Papangelopoulos Forwarded to Parliament

Areopagus Supreme Court Prosecutor Vasilis Pliotas forwarded the file of the so-called ''Novartis case'' to the Greek parliament on Friday, after accusations were made against former PM Alexis Tsipras and his Deputy Minister of Justice, Dimitris Papangelopoulos. This is the...

Ex-PM Samaras Reveals Chancellor Merkel First Proposed Temporary Grexit in 2012

The former Prime Minister of Greece, Antonios Samaras, revealed in a documentary aired by SKAI on Thursday night, that Angela Merkel proposed a temporary Grexit in 2012. Samaras, speaking in the latest episode of SKAI TV's ''Greek Bankruptcy'' documentary, explained...

Prominent Greek Journalist Arrested

Police officers arrested on Monday journalist and publisher Kostas Vaxevanis after a lawsuit filed on Sunday by former Prime Minster Antonis Samaras. Vaxevanis was sued by Samaras for libel following a post on twitter. He was arrested in a court, a...

Greek Parliament to Probe 10 Senior Politicians Over Novartis Case

The Greek government managed to get the votes needed to form a parliamentary committee to investigate witness testimonies that two former prime ministers and eight ministers were bribed by Novartis. The nine politicians who were present in the House stated...

Former PM Samaras Sues Tsipras over Novartis 'Conspiracy'

Former Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras filed a lawsuit on Thursday against current premier Alexis Tsipras over what he describes as a conspiracy to implicate him in the Novartis scandal. In a statement, Samaras targets Tsipras, saying he is responsible...

Varoufakis: Greek PM Should Apologize to Samaras, Stournaras

"The prime minister should apologize to Messrs. Samaras and Stournaras, or stop these offensive celebrations," former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis said. Varoufakis issued a statement on his personal website after the Greek government announced the issuance of five-year state...

Varoufakis: Syriza became a light version of Samaras' policies

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis says in his new book that the SYRIZA administration accepted the creditors' memoranda and turned into a light version of Antonis Samaras' policies. The book, written in English, is called "Aduts in the Room"...

Case Files Investigating Former PM Samaras, Central Bank Governor and MP Sent to Parliament

Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis on Tuesday forwarded case files investigating former prime minister Antonis Samaras, as well as Greece's current governor of the Bank of Greece, Yannis Stournaras, and the Independent Greeks (ANEL) MP Athanasios Papachristopoulos to Parliament, so...

The Death of Liberalism in Greece

By Thimios Tzallas The fate of Greece’s ‘Blairites’ provides a bitter lesson for centre-left parties across Europe, argues Thimios Tzallas. It is very often argued that the European Union and the International Monetary Fund got it wrong with the Greek crisis. They overestimated...

Former PM Samaras: 'Greek People Are Paying for Tsipras' Mistakes'

Greek people are paying for the mistakes and political obsessions of the Alexis Tsipras administration, said former prime minister Antonis Samaras in an interview. The former New Democracy chief and PM spoke to Newpost.gr website and made clear, inter alia,...