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Novartis Case: The "Biggest Scandal in Modern Greece" or a Political Conspiracy?

The trade name Novartis has featured in Greek newspaper headlines for over a year now, almost as often as the controversial term "Macedonia." The story of the alleged scandal involving ten former prime ministers and ministers from the New Democracy and...

Former Minister Papantoniou Held in Custody on Money Laundering Charges (video)

Yiannos Papantoniou, a prominent political figure who was previously served as the country's defense minister and finance minister, was taken into custody late on Tuesday on charges of money laundering. The arrest followed a marathon deposition which began on...

Australian NGO Says Greek Whistleblowing Laws Need Reform

Blueprint for Free Speech, an Australian NGO, has claimed that Greece has serious deficiencies in its whistleblowing laws, resulting in an overall inability to deal with serious scandals. The NGO's report comes in light of Greece's Novartis pharmaceutical company case,...

Novartis Scandal Rocks Greece

The case of the Novartis pharmaceuticals giant and allegations that former top government officials -- including two prime ministers -- were receiving bribes has shaken Greece's political world. On Tuesday a file from the Supreme Court Prosecution Office was tabled...

Greek Officials Hit Back at Novartis Bribery Allegations

Two former Greek prime ministers, former ministers and bankers have responded to the inclusion of their names in the Novartis bribery case tabled in parliament. The Swiss pharmaceuticals company is being investigated by Greek authorities over allegations of bribery towards...

Names of 10 Former Ministers in Pharmaceuticals Corruption Case Tabled in Greek Parliament

The names of ten former ministers are on the list of suspects of bribery from a pharmaceuticals company to be investigated by the Greek Parliament, according to national broadcaster ERT. The list is forwarded from the Corruption Prosecutor's Office and...

Greek Shipping Companies Allegedly Involved in Brazilian Bribery Scandal

Brazilian authorities have accused ensnaring U.S. asphalt maker Sargeant Marine, six Greek shipping companies and a former Brazilian congressman in a wide-ranging graft probe. Brazilian authorities said they were investigating allegations that Greek shipping companies paid bribes to obtain contracts from...

Greek Tennis Player Konstantinos Mikos Gets Lifetime Ban for Corruption

On Thursday, the Greek tennis player, Konstantinos Mikos, received a lifetime ban from competing in the sport after a Tennis Integrity Unit investigation found that he was guilty of four charges of corruption. The investigation revealed that Mikos had offered...