Airbus Helicopters, Airbus’ Eurocopter helicopter unit, allegedly paid EUR 41 million (approximately USD 45million) in bribes to Greek officials to secure the purchase of the 20 NH-90 helicopters.
Separately, Atlas Elektronik GmbH, a joint venture between Airbus and ThyssenKrupp, allegedly paid bribes inconnection with projects in Greece.
Approximate Alleged Payments to Foreign Officials: EUR 41 million
Business Advantage Allegedly Obtained: Contract to supply 20 NH-90 helicopters
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απορρητο εγγραφο σχετ οικονομικό εισαγγελέα εφαγε τα αποδεικτικα
In Greece, as evidenced by the confidential internal document of the Athens Prosecutor’s Office, a letter addressed to the Prosecutor of Appeals in Athens regarding the bribery case of government officials in connection with the Contract for the supply of 20 helicopters type NH-90, it is emphasized that basic evidence and documents were missing from the file of the case.
Corruption in Greece has no bottom.