Greece’s Corruption Prosecutor Eleni Raikou resigned her position as head of the prosecutors investigating corruption on Friday, in a letter to Supreme Court Chief Prosecutor Xeni Dimitriou. Giving reasons for her decision, Raikou claimed she was being targeted by “unofficial power centers” due to her investigation of alleged extensive bribery of state officials by the pharmaceutical firm Novartis.
On This Day
- 1921: The Second Battle of Inonu commenced.
- 1979: An earthquake in Elis prefecture caused considerable damage.
- 2001: The newly-built Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport began operations.
- Births: Aristides Loumidis, industrialist (1942), Lefteris Pantazis, singer (1955), Zarko Paspalj, basketball player (1966), George Koumantarakis, Greek-South African footballer (1974).
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