Pri­vate clin­ics com­plain­ing

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Own­ers of pri­vate med­i­cal clin­ics that work with Greece’s main pub­lic health­care provider, EOPYY, threat­ened yes­ter­day to stop treat­ing pa­tients be­cause they have not been paid by the pub­lic or­ga­ni­za­tion re­cently. The pri­vate clin­ics claim they are owed a to­tal of 800 mil­lion eu­ros, 530 mil­lion of which dates back to the 2007-2011. “EOPYY has stopped pay­ing us and we are at the point where we will re­spond by re­fus­ing to of­fer our ser­vices,” said the head of the Pri­vate Clin­ics’ As­so­ci­a­tion, An­dreas Kar­ta­pa­nis. “Pri­vate clin­ics are un­able to meet their obli­ga­tions and to pay staff and sup­pli­ers,” he said.

Pa­pa­con­stanti­nou cousins.

The cousins of ex-Fi­nance Min­is­ter Gior­gos Pa­pa­con­stanti­nou, ac­cused of re­mov­ing their names from the La­garde list of de­pos­i­tors, de­clined to ap­pear yes­ter­day be­fore the par­lia­men­tary com­mit­tee that is in­ves­ti­gat­ing the for­mer politi­cian. The fi­nan­cial crimes squad (SDOE) on Mon­day sub­mit­ted to the com­mit­tee a re­port in­di­cat­ing that four of the ex-min­is­ter’s rel­a­tives on the list had failed to de­clare more than 6 mil­lion eu­ros in in­come. The bulk of the as­sets that are al­leged to have been un­de­clared – some 4.5 mil­lion eu­ros – have been con­nected to bank ac­counts in the names of Eleni Pa­pa­con­stanti­nou, the ex-min­is­ter’s first cousin, and that of her hus­band Symeon Sykiaridis, ac­cord­ing to sources.

Baby ring.

Po­lice in Thes­sa­loniki said yes­ter­day that they had ar­rested two men and three women, all Bul­gar­ian na­tion­als, fol­low­ing a sting op­er­a­tion in which the sus­pects at­tempted to sell a new­born baby boy to two un­der­cover po­lice of­fi­cers for 15,000 eu­ros. The gang took the 13-day old baby and his 27-year-old mother to Thes­sa­loniki to com­plete the sale from the hos­pi­tal in Pi­raeus where she had given birth. Two more women in an ad­vanced state of preg­nancy from Bul­garia were found stay­ing in the same apart­ment and are be­lieved to have been plan­ning to sell their ba­bies once they were born. The sus­pected lead­ers of the gang are a man aged 52 and a woman aged 51 who are be­lieved to have re­cruited preg­nant women in Bul­garia and brought them into Greece il­le­gally to give birth to their ba­bies, which they would then sell to lo­cal cou­ples. In­ves­ti­ga­tors be­lieve that the mothers would re­ceive 3,000 eu­ros from the 15,000 eu­ros the gang charged for each sale.

Match­box scores.

A 25-year-old Bangladeshi national faced an Athens prose­cu­tor yes­ter­day af­ter po­lice con­fis­cated a to­tal of one kilo­gram of cannabis that had been pack­aged into 189 match­boxes, in­tended for sale to lo­cal drug users. The man was stopped by of­fi­cers of the force’s mo­tor­cy­cle-rid­ing force unit (DIAS) at a busy junc­tion near cen­tral Omo­nia Square where he is al­leged to have been sell­ing his il­licit wares.

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