Govt rebuffs uncomfortable reports on money laundering, unpaid contributions

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Corruption, Mitsotakis, New Democracy, North Macedonia
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

The government has been put on the defensive as a result of a couple of reports in the international media, while Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has had to step up efforts to improve North Macedonia’s chances of being allowed to start its European Union accession process, a far cry from New Democracy’s fierce opposition to the Prespes Agreement just months ago.

A report in the Financial Times on Thursday highlighted a last-minute amendment by the Justice Ministry to the changes being made to the penal code. The alteration allows people suspected of criminal fraud and money laundering to have access to their fr...

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