Parliamentary inquiry to handle bribery claims as parties build differing narrativesPoliticsGreek Politics
A debate lasting more than 20 hours ended early on Thursday with Parliament voting to set up a preliminary judicial inquiry into claims that Novartis bribed 10 politicians to secure favourable treatment.
Tsipras confirms Parliament will probe contentious Novartis bribery claimsPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras confirmed on Monday that the government is going to launch a parliamentary inquiry into allegations that Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis bribed former prime ministers and ex-ministers.
Novartis bribery claims to be examined by parliamentary inquiryPoliticsGreek Politics
SYRIZA has decided to ask for Parliament to investigate the allegations that as many as 10 former Greek politicians were bribed by pharmaceutical giant Novartis, in what is becoming the most dominant issue in Greek politics at the moment.
Political confrontation as Novartis case transferred to ParliamentPoliticsGreek Politics
Claims regarding the activities of pharmaceutical giant Novartis in Greece appear to be further poisoning the relationship between the government and the opposition.
Coalition turns focus to bribery claims, eyes damage to oppositionPoliticsGreek Politics
Allegations regarding the actions of pharmaceutical Novartis in Greece look set to form the next political battleground between the government and the opposition.
Greeks trust social media more than news media, Reuters study showsSociety
An annual study by Reuters has revealed that Greeks have the lowest levels of trust in traditional media globally, and the highest levels of trust in social media over other news sources.
Greek distrust of media high compared to EU averageSociety
Greeks have some of the lowest levels of trust in their news and print media according to a study by the European Broadcasting Union.
Greek firms rely on public procurement most in EU but also suspect corruption, survey indicatesSociety
Greek companies derive a considerably higher proportion of their turnover from public tender and procurement procedures compared to those in other countries and are also more likely to say that corruption is widespread in public procurement managed by national authorities or regional or local authorities.
Unemployment, cronyism and corruption fuel Greek brain drainSociety
Unemployment, cronyism and corruption are the main reasons pushing Greece’s educated youth to seek work abroad, according to research recently conducted by the business services ICAP Group.
Level of corruption in Greek public sector seen falling slightly in 2014Society
Greece’s public sector is no longer alone in being viewed as the most corrupt in the European Union, according to a worldwide survey of perceptions of graft in 174 states and territories.