In a bid to reduce spending on pharmaceuticals, the National Organisation for the Provision of Healthcare Services (EOPYY) on Thursday reissued a circular informing pharmacists of their obligation to fill prescriptions covered by EOPYY with the cheapest available alternative - normally generic - of the drug in question.
The court trying the former finance minister George Papaconstantinou's case rejected the prosecutor's proposition to summon PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos to testify, ruling that there is no reason to call the suggested witnesses to the stand, it was announced on Thursday.
The reason he was forced to resign, Arthouros Zervos, former president and CEO of Greece’s state-run power utility company PPC, said on Thursday was "the different interpretation, in terms of how PPC applied them, of questionable and contradictory regulations of law."
“I will not give any account (of my actions), I do not recognize the process, I declare I am an anarchist,” 22-year-old Angeliki Spyropoulou reportedly said on Thursday, when led before the appeals special examining magistrate handling terrorism cases earlier in the day . The magistrate ordered that both Spyropoulou and a second suspect facing charges in connection with the case be remanded in custody.
The trial of former finance minister George Papaconstantinou on charges of tampering with possible tax evasion evidence continued on Wednesday with the testimonies of two former heads of the Financial and Economic Crime Unit (SDOE) at the finance ministry.
Public hospital staff threatened to take strike action on Wednesday, charging the government with further slashing already reduced budgets that prevent hospitals from providing free and quality services to the public.
The government and specific ministries are solely responsible for setting policy on major social issues like migration, the interior and administrative reconstruction ministry reiterated on Wednesday, following up on a press conference by Alternate Citizen Protection Minister Yiannis Panousis, who earlier in the day said an order to release foreign nationals at migrant detention centres was sent to police departments without his authorisation.
The U.S. Embassy in Greece announced a tax seminar for American residents of Greece on March 9 and 10 at the American School of Classical Studies Cotsen Hall, 61 Souidias Street (entrance on Anapiron Polemou).
Christos Tsakalos, one of the defendants in the case involving convicted terrorist Christodoulos Xiros, on Tuesday testified before an examining magistrate, sources said. Tsakalos was implicated in the so-called “Gorgopotamos” operation - the name given to Xiros' plan to spring jailed members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire terror group from Korydallos Prison.