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Greek Former Minister to Face Special Court Over Novartis Probe

Greece's parliament voted late Wednesday to charge former deputy justice minister Dimitris Papangelopoulos over allegations he sought to incriminate political opponents during an investigation into the Novartis scandal. A total 177 out of 300 lawmakers from governing New Democracy and...

Greek Parliament Votes to Open Probe on Ex-Minister Over Novartis Case

Greek lawmakers voted on Tuesday to open a probe for a possible criminal investigation for ex-minister Dimitris Papangelopoulos in connection with the Novartis investigation. The probe is to determine whether Papangelopoulos sought to incriminate political rivals of the leftist SYRIZA...

Proposal for Inquiry on Ex-Minister Papangelopoulos Submitted to Parliament

Speaker of the House Constantinos Tasoulas announced on Thursday morning that thirty MPs from the governing New Democracy (ND) Party had submitted a proposal to initiate procedures for a special Parliamentary investigative committee against the former Deputy Minister of...

Fresh Accusations Emerge Against Ex-Minister Papangelopoulos in Novartis Case

Greece's former corruption prosecutor Eleni Raikou accused former deputy Justice Minister Dimitris Papangelopoulos on Monday of intervening in her work while she was a prosecutor. Back in 2017, Raikou was the first-ever official to accuse Papangelopoulos of trying to interfere in...

Novartis Case: Ruling ND Party to Propose Investigative Committee for Ex-Minister Papangelopoulos

Stavros Kalafatis, the secretary of the ruling New Democracy (ND) Party, announced on Wednesday afternoon that ND will propose to the House the creation of a special Parliamentary Committee for the preliminary examination of the accusations against Dimitris Papangelopoulos,...

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...

Greek Judges Accuse Government of Endangering Rule of Law

Senior members of the Greek judiciary have strongly criticized the government for undermining rule of law. The prestigious Association of Judges and Prosecutors of Greece accused ministers of "dangerous logic" when viewing the judiciary as merely creating "institutional barriers." In a...

EU Letter Violates Greek Constitution, Alternate Justice Min Says

"The letter of Valdis Dombrovskis, Pierre Moscovisi and Marianne Thyssen does not only violate the Greek Constitution but also the EU institutional acquis," Alternate Justice Minister Dimitris Papangelopoulos said in a statement on Thursday. "The three European officials essentially ask...

Many Things Will be Said Here Today, Greek PM Tsipras Tells MPs

"A great many things, all together, will be said here today," Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told MPs on Tuesday, as he launched an off-the-agenda debate on justice issues in Greek Parliament. The Greek prime minister accused main opposition New Democracy,...