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At Least 20 Greek Police Officers Arrested in Citizenship Racket

Greek police have identified at least 30 officers who are implicated in an illegal citizenship racket, it was revealed on Wednesday. Following a months-long investigation, the officers are said to have provided foreign nationals with illegal citizenship papers and identification...

Former Greek Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos Dies at 82

Former Greek Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos, who was convicted on charges of corruption in 2013, passed away in Athens on Friday. He was 82. He died of sudden cardiac arrest at a private hospital in Athens, where he was being treated...

Greece Sends Folli Follie Scandal Masterminds to Trial

A judicial panel in Greece has decided to send 13 defendants in the Folli Follie case to trial before a three-member Athens criminal appeals court. The accused include Dimitris Koutsolioutsos, the founder of the jewelry-making company, his wife Katerina, and...

Corruption in Sport Existed Even at the Olympics in Ancient Greece

Bribery, cheating, doping, and overall corruption have often tarnished the image of the Olympic Games in the past few decades.

Greece Improves on Corruption List

Greece's image in terms of corruption is at long last beginning to improve. The country has now moved up one spot on Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) for 2020, which ranks countries by their corruption levels as perceived by...

Cypriots Furious Over Allegations of Corruption

Hundreds of people gathered in Nicosia on Wednesday to protest the alleged widespread corruption among politicians and lawyers surrounding the Golden Visa program. Politicians, including the president of the Cyprus Assembly, are under pressure to resign following the Al Jazeera...

Greece Improves Corruption Perception Ranking

Greece significantly improved its corruption perception ranking in the index published by the Transparency International organization in 2019, scoring 48 points out of 100 and placing in 60th position worldwide. As recently as the year 2018, Greece had scored 45...

Spending Galore: Government Continues Tradition that Bankrupted Greece

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has unleashed a barrage of promises to voters very much like those that brought him to power in 2015. With European Parliamentary and local governmental elections approaching in May, and national elections looming in autumn,...

Greece Seen as Second-Most Corrupt Nation in the EU

Greece is second from the bottom among EU countries in this year’s Corruption Perceptions Index, which was released by the organization "Transparency International" on Tuesday. At the very bottom of the EU nations studied, Bulgaria scored 42, which is one...

Witness: I Helped Jailed Greek Ex-Minister Send €2.5 Million Abroad

A civil engineer who testified prior to the arrest of former minister Yiannos Papantoniou and his wife Stavroula Kourakou on money laundering charges, told prosecutors that he had helped the couple transfer €2.5 million in cash abroad. Papantoniou and his...