Cash re­cov­ered from bribes to go to health, ed­u­ca­tion

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The gov­ern­ment con­firmed yes­ter­day that al­most 18 mil­lion eu­ros that has been col­lected in a spe­cial bank ac­count where money re­cov­ered from bribes and other il­le­gal ac­tiv­ity has been de­posited will be spent on health and ed­u­ca­tion. Al­ter­nate Fi­nance Min­is­ter Chris­tos Staik­ouras met yes­ter­day with Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter Con­stanti­nos Ar­van­i­topou­los and Health Min­is­ter Ado­nis Ge­or­giadis to dis­cuss how the money would be di­vided. Af­ter the meet­ing, it was re­vealed that 13.2 mil­lion eu­ros would be given to EOPYY, the coun­try’s main health­care provider, to pro­vide surgery for unin­sured pa­tients and 4.5 mil­lion eu­ros would go to­ward pro­vid­ing hous­ing for poor stu­dents and the pur­chase of com­put­ers with braille sys­tems for blind pupils.

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