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Greece: Parliament agrees to probe Novartis scandal

 |  February 22, 2018

The parliament on Thursday voted to form an inquiry commission to probe 10 politicians in connection with allegations involving the global healthcare company, Novartis.

The company has been accused of bribing politicians, bureaucrats and doctors, and also of inflating medicine prices. The discussions in the parliament about the scandal lasted for 20 hours; separate secret voting was done for each politician involved in the allegations.

Most lawmakers voted in favor of forming an inquiry commission to probe the politicians, two of whom are former prime ministers and eight are former ministers.

The Commission will investigate the allegations of bribe, malpractice and money laundering for at least one month and will prepare a report.

Full Content: The New York Times

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