ECONOMY

  • Land of debt

    Land of debt

    Tasos Telloglou investigates the future of the national debt and the present-day of a country that already owes all of its expected revenues for next year. For the first time on Greek television, the most influential men in the Greek financial scene talk exclusively to the “New Files”. Among them, the director of the Bank of Greece George Provopoulos, who grants the first interview since the assumption of his duties and reveals that, not only does the country not keep “double books”, but in some sectors of the economy, it “keeps no books at all”. Also, Tasos Telloglou travels to London, where he meets the Standard & Poor’s analyst who rated Greece’s borrowing ability lower than any other European st...

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  • Doctors' “arabian nights”

    Doctors' “arabian nights”

    Tasos Telloglou investigates the “arabian nights”, such as the pre-paid travels and the gifts that multinational pharmaceutical companies offer to doctors in return to prescribe more of their medicines. The camera of “The New Files” travelled to the town of Pyrgos in order to investigate a fraud which was set up by a network of doctors and drugstores and cost enormous losses to three Greek insurance funds. Finally, “The New Files” participated in Medical Conferences both in Athens and Ioannina in order to examine the “disastrous relationship” between doctors and the so called “Big Pharma”.

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  • Cheap or expensive drugs?

    Cheap or expensive drugs?

    Are there cheaper drugs? And if so, why are they not distributed to the Greek market? Tasos Telloglou, in a great investigation, reveals the “war” within the pharmaceutical sector and the strange “incapability” that the services in charge show to find a solution and reduce the losses caused to the insurance funds by this situation. Also, businessmen who are trying to import cheaper drugs to Greece talk to the camera of “The New Files” about the obstacles they meet. Finally, Tasos Telloglou meets in Patras with patients that have had kidney transplantation and had to wait for days to get their drugs that were out-of-stock and he uncovers the persons responsible for this “dangerous trade”.

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  • Hospitals in crisis

    Hospitals in crisis

    The Minister of Health Dimitrios Avramopoulos discusses with Tasos Telloglou how he is going to put an end to the stealing that takes place in the public hospitals’ supply chain. Also, “The New Files” investigation reveals the real conditions in the Health sector and how the war between the State and the medical suppliers -still waiting to be paid by the Government- erupted. One of the suppliers admits on camera that Greek hospitals have to pay 100% more than normal price for their materials, while Tasos Telloglou unfolds the situation that is going on for years in public hospitals where numerous supplies take place without any competition held.

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  • Iceland: A country in bankruptcy

    Iceland: A country in bankruptcy

    Iceland was, until previously, a paradise-country: in 2007 it was voted “best place to live in” and also one of the four most productive countries in the world. Beginning of October Iceland became the first country whose economy collapsed within one week under the weight of the world financial crisis. Sofia Papaioannou travels to Reykjavik to discover what it’s like to live in bankruptcy, and also to explore the reasons behind the inability to predict the collapse of the banks and to reveal the role of Britain in the country’s economic failure. “The new Files” record unique pictures and meet one of the “golden boys” of the big banks in the country that drove Iceland into the whirl of the financial crisi...

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