Latest Novartis clash signals deeper battle over role of judiciary

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Corruption, New Democracy, SYRIZA, Tsipras
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The Novartis affair has resurfaced to disrupt the relative calm in Greek party politics, with New Democracy accusing SYRIZA of trying to cover up its attempts to tarnish its political opponents with made-up corruption claims and the opposition claiming that the government is trying to pervert the course of justice.

The latest flare-up has been triggered by the request from the parliamentary committee investigating the affair, and whether ex-Alternate Justice Minister Dimitris Papangelopoulous tried to set up SYRIZA’s rivals by claiming they had received bribes fro...

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