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Ruling on Government Appeal Against Turkish Officer's Asylum Postponed for Next Week

An Administrative Court of Appeal in Athens discussing on Friday the government's request to temporary cancel the asylum granted to one Turkish serviceman by an independent asylum committee late last year, will announce its decision next week. The man was...

Court Rejects Tsochatzopoulos' Early Release Request

The five-member Court of Appeal for Felonies on Thursday unanimously rejected a request for early release filed by Greek former Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos, who has been imprisoned for bribery charges related to a submarine programme. The request was tabled...

Athens Appeal Court Rejects Extradition Request by Italian Authorities

The Chamber of the Athens Appeal Court has ruled against extradition proceedings of five students that took part in a protest against EXPO 2015 last spring in Milan. The request for extradition proceedings had been filed by Italian authorities who have charged the...

Jail Suspended for Accused in Structured Bond Scandal

Athens three-member Court of Appeal suspended the heavy penalties it had imposed on defendants involved in the 280-million-euro structured government bond scandal, with bail replacing jail. The new penalties include financial guarantees of between 50,000 and 200,000 euros and prohibitions from leaving the country. The court...

Vicky Stamatis Release from Prison Denied

Vicky Stamatis’ petition to be released from prison was denied by the five member Court of Appeals. The court unanimously denied Stamatis’ petition, after the prosecutor’s suggestion to refuse her exit from the prison. Vicky Stamatis, the wife of former...

Large Increase in Greek Court Cases

The President of the Greek Union of Judges and Prosecutors, Vassiliki Thanou announced that during the next judicial year, the 18-month custody will probably cease to exist. She spoke during the hearing of the parliamentary committee that is in charge...

Fage Won the Case ‘Greek yoghurt’

Chobani has lost its appeal against Fage in the two companies’ long-running legal battle over the term “Greek yoghurt.” The Court of Appeal in UK today announced it had sided with Fage, maker of Total Greek Yogurt, in finding that...

Rizai’s Trial Postponed

Alket Rizai, a 36-year-old notorious Albanian convicted of murder, appeared before the judges of the Five-Member Court of Appeal for Felonies of Athens, on April 17, to be tried over a helicopter escape from Korydallos prison in 2009. The case...

Greek Public Compensates Florina’s Casino

Under the Council of State’s final decision, the Greek Public will have to pay €24 million compensation to the Casino of the city of Florina in Greece. The illegal behavior of public institutions and ministers resulted in the Casino’s...