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  • Photo by Alex Proimos via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/bt29wL Rival parties interpret Novartis settlement differently, serving own ends

    PoliticsGreek Politics

    The decision taken by drugs giant Novartis to pay 347 mln dollars to US authorities for corrupt practices in Greece, as well as South Korea, Vietnam and China, has added more fuel to the political battle between New Democracy and SYRIZA, which has been raging over the last few days as result of graft allegations.

  • Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Novartis scandal causes allegations between govt and opposition to fly

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    A parliamentary inquiry into the role of the judiciary in the Novartis affair was the scene of renewed clashes between New Democracy and SYRIZA on Monday, rekindling allegations of political corruption first raised under the previous administration.

  • Photo by MacroPolis Latest Novartis clash signals deeper battle over role of judiciary

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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.

  • Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Govt rebuffs uncomfortable reports on money laundering, unpaid contributions

    PoliticsGreek Politics

    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.

  • Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos ND on cusp of brokering deal over diaspora vote as Novartis battle heats up

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    Although MPs have started to debate the 2020 draft budget, which encapsulates the government’s economic policy going forward, the focus of Greek politics is currently on an apparent rare moment of compromise between the parties over allowing Greeks living abroad to vote in the national elections from their country of residence.

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