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  • It happened in December...

    It happened in December...

    A 16 years old boy killed by a policeman, government buildings under siege and important decisions behind closed doors. “The New Files” follow minute-to-minute the four days after the death of Alexis Grigoropoulos, and return to the place of the event that sparked the December 2008 crisis. Eye-witnesses and friends of the family speak on camera for the first time. In addition, “The New Files” speak with the protagonists of the political decisions taken at the time. Among other things, Alexis Papahelas speaks with the director of the Greek secret service at that time, who reveals "that there was information that mass episodes would be provoked" and with Evangelos Antonaros, one of the most trusted persons of the...

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  • The mysteries of voting

    The mysteries of voting

    In an election special, the “New Files” reveal everything a voter needs to know before they reach the ballot box. Sophia Papaioannou’s electoral journey begins from the city of Chania in Crete during the last parliamentary elections, inside the live broadcasting studio of the television network “KIDON”. There, the presenters of the electoral marathon are dumbstruck when they realize that, in the course of the night, the four parliamentary seats of the constituency change hands between the two major parties of PASOK and New Democracy, literally every minute! “I went to bed a loser and woke up a winner”, discloses former New Democracy MP Stelios Nikiforakis, who attributes his unexpected victory of that nig...

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  • “Inside the country’s largest electoral district”…

    “Inside the country’s largest electoral district”…

    Following his prize-winning investigation into the Siemens political money scandal, Tasos Telloglou returns with an enquiry into another type of political money, that spent by candidates during their pre-election campaigns. Our camera follows the candidates in “Athens B”, the country’s largest constituency that counts 47 boroughs and more than 1,2 million voters, to determine where and how they spend their money. Tasos Telloglou joins PASOK candidate Miltiades Papaioannou for his tour in Kamatero suburb and stops at the coffee-house with him, where he listens to the candidate explain to his voters why their constituency must be split in smaller parts. Also, the “New Files” literally “stalk” New Democracy ...

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  • The outsider of the European elections

    The outsider of the European elections

    Sophia Papaioannou takes a close look at this European election’s surprise: the party of the Greek Ecogreens. Who are they, and are they ready to manage the high percentages that they seem about to receive? What are their goals, and why is there so much controversy surrounding them? “The New Files” try to answer these questions as they follow the party’s election campaign, where “everything is voluntary”.

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  • A Life or Death Bargain

    A Life or Death Bargain

    “The New Files” reveal why a heart surgeon wrote to the Greek Labour Minister that, for the number of patients who choose his services “studies, ability, experience, being up-to-date and position are totally irrelevant factors” and that most cardiologists send their patients to the surgeon who will offer them the highest kickback. Tasos Telloglou examines the reasons why 80% of the patients who need cardio surgery undergo operations exclusively in private clinics, and the most important heart surgeons in the country do not receive payment for the operations that they carry out. In a shocking reportage, well-known heart surgeons reveal that they ask their patients to reimburse them for the money that is normally...

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