Judges' Novartis decision revives political battle over bribery scandal

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Corruption, Mitsotakis, New Democracy, SYRIZA, Tsipras
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

The Novartis scandal, which had been bubbling beneath the surface for the last few years, resurfaced at the end of last week after a judicial investigation into claims that members of the previous SYRIZA-led government, prosecutors and journalists conspired to implicate several former New Democracy and PASOK ministers reached a dead-end.

A council of judges ruled on Thursday that four journalists and two judicial officials should not face any charges in connection to allegations that they conspired to implicate politicians and others in the Novartis scandal. The council did decide to br...

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