Vangelis Marinakis

Greek TV Licenses: The New Landscape

In its 27-year-old history, Greek TV networks have been through multiple transformations but one - ownership status. All major TV channels have been in the hands of the same businessmen, most of them with a background in the press...

Greek Court Confirms Transfer of Lambrakis Media Group to Vangelis Marinakis

A Greek first-instance court on Monday confirmed the transfer of ownership of the Lambrakis Media Group (DOL) to businessman Vangelis Marinakis as the highest bidder in the firm's auction process. The presiding judge ratified the sale to Marinakis and granted...

Greek Defense Minister Breaks Penal Code; Gov't Attempts Cover Up

The party that came to power waving the anti-corruption flag is now involved in yet another scandal, in an effort to protect a minister who broke several articles of the penal code. Defense Minister Panos Kammenos had several telephone conversations...

Drug Case Convict Says Will Leak More Calls From Greek Defense Minister

Convict for major drug case Makis Yiannousakis told judges that he will leak more telephone conversations he had with Defense Minister Panos Kammenos. Yiannousakis -- who is serving a life sentence for his involvement in a huge shipment of heroin...

Defense Minister, ND's Georgiadis Trade Accusations in Parliament Over Noor1 Drug Ship

The alleged links between a Greek shipowner, the drug-laden Noor 1 freighter carrying 2.1 tonnes of heroin, and a phone call made by Defense Minister Panos Kammenos to an inmate in prison -- as well as main opposition New...

Vangelis Marinakis Bids €23 Mln for Lambrakis Press Group

Vangelis Marinakis, owner of Alter Ego S.A. submitted the largest bid of 22.89 million euros for the acquisition of Lambrakis Press Group (DOL) trade marks and its participation in other companies, including Mega. The second offer was submitted by...

Prosecutor Wants Olympiakos Chief to be Jailed Pending Trial for Match-Fixing

Greek shipowner and Olympiacos football club manager Vangelis Marinakis, aged 49, has been ordered to stand trial over charges of creating a criminal ring and football match fixing. Prosecutor Stamatis Daskalopoulos has pressed charges on Marinakis and dozens more...

Olympiakos President Marinakis Released Under Bail Terms

Shipping magnate and Olympiakos FC president Vangelis Marinakis spent seven hours making his plea before the special corruption investigator, Giorgos Andreadis, regarding the organization of an alleged criminal football organization that was controlling the domestic games Olympiakos’ vice president Savvas...

Olympiakos Coach Pereira Laid Off Despite Winning Greek Double

Greek football club Olympiakos has laid off their Portuguese coach Vitor Pereira after just six months during which the team won the Greek Championship and the Football Cup. According to Greek media, Pereira had been having talks with the Scottish club Rangers, a fact...

Prosecutor Calls Greek Soccer Chiefs Over Violent Attack on Referee

A prosecutor has called the chiefs of two of Greece's biggest soccer clubs and the head of the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) to answer questions regarding the violent attack against a referee last week. The attack that resulted in the serious...