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  • Submarine "Papanikolis"

    Submarine "Papanikolis"

    Sofia Papaioannou asks why Greece has yet to receive delivery of the submarine Papanikolis which is still under construction in Germany, as well as three other submarines being built by the same German company in the Skaramanga shipyard. Looking back, The New Files reveal how Greece paid 1.4 billion euros in 2000 when the submarines were commissioned. In exclusive interviews, Sofia Papaioannou meets the man who will ultimately sign for the Papanikolis, as well as the man who first discovered its flaws.

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  • The Markopoulos Quarry

    The Markopoulos Quarry

    Tasos Telloglou continues to investigate the case of the Markopoulos gravel-pit, revealing who is keeping it open despite the considerable environmental damage it causes. Tasos Telloglou takes The New Files camera into the quarry that continues to operate – now under a new license granted only a day after the elections – and speaks to its owner. The New Files bring to light New Democracy’s infighting over the region, as well as the ‘complex’ relationship between the quarry’s ownership and the local authorities.

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  • The History Book

    The History Book

    In a comprehensive interview for The New Files, Alexis Papahelas speaks with Maria Repousi, head of the team that authored the new 6th grade elementary history book that caused outrage and controversy among political parties, historians and the wider public. Following the book’s withdrawal by the new leadership of the Ministry of Education, Mrs. Repousi concedes for the first time that, “the book was not wanted from the start by either the Ministry, nor the Pedagogical Institute”. In response to Alexis Papahelas’s questioning as to whether she had anticipated the reactions the book would provoke, she claims they had been expected but not with the intensity of feeling that characterized the controversy. The New ...

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  • “All of us, United by Hellas”

    “All of us, United by Hellas”

    George Karatzaferis’s party, ‘The People’s Orthodox Rally’ (LAOS) was voted into Parliament for the first time ever in September’s elections. Tasos Telloglou investigates and attempts to explain the party’s success, spending election night with the main players and watching the results come in. The New Files meets former candidates of LAOS that were suddenly ‘dropped’ from the party’s list of candidates in these latest elections. Additionally, Tasos Telloglou follows the party’s candidates and discovers how Karatzaferis’s party achieved success under the banner, ‘All of us, United by Hellas’. Finally, The New Files interviews a businessman and former New Democracy donor who explains on camera ...

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  • An Illegal Village

    An Illegal Village

    Just an hour-and-a-half away from Athens, The New Files reveal a housing development that springs up suddenly in the heart of a pristine pine-forest. With SKAI channel’s helicopter, Sofia Papaioannou flies over almost a hundred illegally built houses. With the program’s camera crew she meets their owners, searching for how and why all of us, citizens and state, are destroying our forests. The New Files also meet the former forester for the region who speaks with a strong sense of duty regarding the forest that was formerly under his protection, stressing how he “never had the authority to handover the forest reduced by so much as a splinter, by so much as a shrub.”

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