Greek gov’t says cash recovered from bribes to go to health, education

The government confirmed on Tuesday that almost 18 million euros that has been collected in a special bank account where money recovered from bribes and other illegal activity has been deposited will be spent on health and education.

Alternate Finance Minister Christos Staikouras met yesterday with Education Minister Constantinos Arvanitopoulos and Health Minister Adonis Georgiadis to discuss how the money would be divided.

After the meeting, it was revealed that 13.2 million euros would be given to EOPYY, the country’s main healthcare provider, to provide surgery for uninsured patients and 4.5 million euros would go toward providing housing for poor students and the purchase of computers with braille systems for blind pupils.

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