Three Greeks were arrested on suspicion of trying to defraud the national tourism board, police said on Saturday, and the finance ministry is investigating a suspected 12-million-euro hole in the state agency's books.
Reuters: December 29, 2012
China has tightened its rules on internet usage to enforce a previous requirement that users fully identify themselves to service providers.
December 28, 2012
A nexus of media, business and politics lies behind the country's crisis, say critics.
Reuters: December 17, 2012
An Athens court on Wednesday ordered the seizure of assets belonging to Lavrentis Lavrentiadis, a Greek oligarch whom the authorities have charged with fraud and embezzlement,
New York Times: December 13, 2012
Greece plans to tax businesses and middle incomes more in an effort to raise revenues from a tax reform bill it has long-promised its international lenders, a senior finance ministry official said on Thursday.
Reuters: December 7, 2012
A dynamic entrepreneur, Lavrentis Lavrentiadis seemed to represent a promising new era for Greece. He dazzled the country’s traditionally insular business world by spinning together a multibillion-dollar empire
New York Times: December 7, 2012
Greece is seen as the most corrupt country in the EU, Transparency International said Wednesday, adding that crisis-hit nations are being held back by an inability to deal with graft.
AFP: December 5, 2012
A Russian businessman helping Swiss prosecutors uncover a powerful fraud syndicate has died in unexplained circumstances near his mansion in Britain, in a chilling twist to a Russian mafia scandal that has strained Moscow's ties with the West.
MSNBC: November 29, 2012
The Greek journalist put on trial for publishing a list of Swiss bank account holders accused Greece's political and business elite on Friday of trying to muzzle the press to cover up chronic corruption.
Reuters: November 3, 2012
A major Greek newspaper reprinted the names of more than 2,000 wealthy Greeks with Swiss bank accounts on Monday and the editor who first published the list was to go on trial for violating data privacy laws.
Reuters: October 29, 2012