Developments in Novartis probe signal new, bitter phase in pre-election battle

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

After months of speculation and political bickering, the first phase of the investigation into the alleged scandal involving Novartis and the setting of drug prices in Greece has been completed, setting in motion a new round of confrontation between the government and the opposition.

For the time being, the lengthy investigation into the Novartis case has led to prosecutors asking for the immunity of just one politician, former PASOK minister Andreas Loverdos, to be lifted so that he can be questioned as a suspect. The probe into fi...

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