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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...

Novartis Case Closes in US with Deal Excluding Greek Bribe Allegations

After years of investigation by US authorities, Novartis admitted bribing doctors to prescribe more of its pharmaceuticals in Greece, South Korea, China and Vietnam and agreed to pay $347 million for violating the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The deal,...

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...

Former Minister Andreas Loverdos to be Prosecuted for Involvement in ''Novartis Case''

Eleni Touloupaki, The Head of the Athens Prosecutor's Office responsible for corruption allegations, has decided to send the file with the details of Andreas Loverdos' involvement in the so-called ''Novartis case'' to the Greek Parliament, Greek media reported on...

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...

Prosecutors Send ''Novartis'' Case to Greek Parliament

Greek prosecutors sent the file of the ''Novartis case'' to the Greek Parliament on Monday. The investigation conducted by prosecutors into an alleged bribery scandal involving the Swiss pharmaceutical firm Novartis and senior Greek politicians is now completed. The public prosecution...