Thirty accused of fraud in hospital equipment probe

A total of 30 people are to stand trial on fraud-related charges in connection to the sale of orthopedic equipment to Greek hospitals by a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson between 2000 and 2006, according to court documents seen by Kathimerini.

NEWS Economy

Fiscal targets a priority for government

The Finance Ministry is preparing a study it plans to show Greece’s lenders when representatives return to Athens in September for the start of the next bailout review that proves Greek fiscal targets can be lowered without it leading to any extra costs for eurozone member states.

NEWS Politics

Government working on new anti-graft initiative

After this week’s presentation showcasing the work of its anti-corruption body over the last 15 months, the government is reportedly planning to set up offices where citizens can file anonymous corruption complaints.

NEWS Diplomacy

Athens aims for delicate balance in Turkey ties

The government is keeping a low profile as it braces for what it expects to be a rough ride ahead in Greek-Turkish relations, given the asylum application of eight soldiers that Ankara wants extradited to Turkey to stand trial as “traitors.”

NEWS Politics

Constitution next project for Tsipras

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is expected to unveil on Monday a set of ideas for changing Greece’s Constitution, including allowing voters – rather than MPs – to elect the country’s president.


Judicial probe into Vgenopoulos reopens

Judicial investigations into businessman Andreas Vgenopoulos have been reopened and will be overseen by anti-corruption prosecutor Eleni Raikou, it has emerged.



Migrants taken to safety on Lesvos

Migrants are helped off a vessel at the port of Mytilene on the Aegean island of Lesvos on Saturday. The boat is part of the mission in the area overseen by European Union border agency Frontex. According to the most recent figures provided by the UNHCR for July, there have been 940 arrivals by sea this month. This is a dramatic drop compared to last year, when almost 55,000 refugees reached the Greek island in July alone. Greek officials are concerned, though, that the recent turmoil in Turkey may lead to numbers rising again. [Stratis Balaskas/ANA-MPA]