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Wiretapping Scandal in Greece: Paper Names Dozens Under Surveillance

The wiretapping scandal in Greece took a new dimension after a newspaper published on Sunday a list of 33 politicians, businessmen and journalists who were allegedly under surveillance by the country's intelligence services. Newspaper Documento published a list of names...

Cyprus Revokes 10 More Passports Following ‘Golden Passport’ Scandal

Cyprus announced on Wednesday that it will withdraw Cypriot passports and citizenship from three investors and seven of their dependents following an investigation into the "Golden Passport" scheme. In total, from October 2021 until today, the cabinet has initiated the...

Greek Orthodox Church of Australia Denies Care Homes Wrongdoing

The Greek Orthodox Church of Australia responded to the scathing report which accused it of taking money from taxpayer-funded aged care homes

Speaker of Cyprus Assembly Resigns Over Golden Visa Scandal

The Speaker of the House of Representatives in Cyprus, Demetris Syllouris, resigned on Thursday following corruption allegations implicating him and other officials in the selling of passports to convicted felons. Political parties demanded his resignation after he and another lawmaker,...

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...

Siemens Hellas Scandal Ringleaders Receive Heavy Prison Sentences

Fourteen long year after the launch of the trial of dozens of people linked to the Siemens bribery scandal, an Athens court handed down prison sentences of 15 years to the key suspects on Monday. Former CEO of Siemens Hellas...

Political Turmoil as Opposition Accuses Premier Tsipras of Luxurious Yacht Vacations

Greece's main opposition New Democracy Party issued a statement on Monday night accusing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of taking luxurious vacations during the summer of 2018, just ''a few days'' after the deadly wildfires of Mati. The center-right party notes that...

Prosecutor Subpoenas 10 Suspects in Folli Follie Scandal

Ten individuals were summoned on Monday by a Greek prosecutor who is investigating the Folli Follie scandal. As reported by Greek daily Kathimerini, the suspects were called to testify, and are facing charges of fraud and money laundering. Following the prosecutor's...

Greek Parliament Drops Novartis Probe Against Prominent Politicians

Greece's parliament decided it was not competent to probe the allegations against 10 prominent politicians, including two former prime ministers, over the alleged scandal involving bribes by Swiss drugmaker Novartis. Lawmakers decided my a secret ballot that the parliament has...

Greek Parliament to Probe Novartis Scandal

Athens will recommend a new parliamentary committee to investigate the Novartis scandal, a government spokesman has confirmed. Dimitris Tzanakopoulos told reporters on Friday: “The committee's only task will be to explore the charges and contribute to the discovery of the...