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HSBC: Greece's Bailout Exit Plausible, Clean Exit Less So

Greece may be able to exit the bailout programme established by international lenders as soon as this year, banking giant HSBC has said, adding that a clean exit is less clear. The country last year regained access to capital markets,...

Israeli-Greek Sabby Mionis Sues HSBC and Falciani Over 'Lagarde List'

Israeli-Greek bussinessman Sabby Mionis is suing whistle-blower Hervé Falciani and the HSBC bank over the disclosure of private information from his bank account, contained in the "Lagarde List". Speaking to Swiss paper Les Temps, Mionis, who currently lives in Israel,...

Supreme Court Upholds Conviction Against Former Minister Papantoniou and his Wife

Greece's Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a conviction against former Greek minister Yiannos Papantoniou and his wife Stavroula Kourakou for submitting an inaccurate wealth statement in 2008. The court turned down the former minister's petition, which asked the court...

Europe’s Refugee Crisis Could Cost Greece 4 Billion Euros This Year

Is Greece capable of handling the refugee crisis without massive external support from the European Union? This is the question that has been on everyone’s mind since the closure of the Balkan route, trapping thousands of refugees and migrants...

Ongoing Tax-Evasion Investigation Continues With Important Meetings

On Friday, Greek public prosecutors said they were given additional evidence to use in an ongoing tax-evasion investigation by former HSBC employee and whistleblower Herve Falciani during a second meeting held in France. Falciani agreed to have another meeting with prosecutors...

Former Bank Employee Reveals More Names of Greek Tax Evaders

Former HSBC Bank employee Hervé Falciani gave a USB stick with eight names of alleged tax evaders to the four Greek prosecutors who took his testimony at the Greek Embassy in Paris. According to information from an anonymous source at the...

Greek Prosecutors Take Testimony from Former HSBC Employee on 'Lagarde List'

Four Greek prosecutors took testimony from the former HSBC employee Hervé Falciani in Paris on Friday, who in 2008 stole data from around 130,000 bank customers, as part of their investigation into Greek bank account holders. The list, which in...

Top Greek Businessman Pays €1.8 Mln After Arrest for Unpaid Taxes

One of Greece's top businessmen, Ellaktor Managing Director Leonidas Bobolas, appeared before a public prosecutor after his arrest by the Financial Crime Unit today, accused of major tax evasion but was subsequently released after paying the sum of 1.8 million euros,...

Former Greek FinMin Papakonstantinou in Court: I Am Not Guilty

Greece 's former Finance Minister Giorgos Papakonstantinou declared self "innocent" in his apology today before the Special Court, where he is being tried for the infamous Lagarde List scandal. Moreover, he expressed his displeasure for his party's (PASOK) stance...

Former Greek PM Will Take Legal Action Over 'Lagarde List' Allegations

Former Prime Minister George Papandreou threatened legal action on Tuesday against anyone reproducing excerpts from a forthcoming book by former HSBC employee Herve Falciani, who claims Papandreou was blackmailed into signing Greece's bailout. The title of the book to be...