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Greek Court Finds Extension of Temporary Municipal Workers' Contracts Unconstitutional

A Greek court has ruled that a new bill that would extend the temporary contracts of 15,000 municipal workers is against the country's Constitution. The Court of Audit, one of Greece's three high courts, ruled that the government's intention to...

Greek Court Finds New Pension Cuts Violate European Human Rights Convention

A Greek court decided that the new pension cuts agreed by Athens and international creditors violated the European Convention of Human Rights. The new pension cuts are part of the prerequisites of Greece's bailout program as agreed on May 2....

Tsipras Meets Top Greek Judges to Assure No Pay Cuts to Judicial Body

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday met with Greece's presidents of supreme courts and assured them that there will be no pay cuts to the judicial body. The meeting was attended by Vassiliki Thanou (Supreme Court President), Androniki Theotokatou (President...

Greek Unwed Sons to Receive Pension if Deceased Father was Civil Servant

Greece's Court of Audit is about to rule that sons of deceased public sector employees, civil servants and military personnel would be eligible to receive a pension if they are not married. So far, the law applied only to unwed...

Greek Court Disapproves 7 Mil Budget for the Reconstruction of Panathinaikos Stadium

The sixth section of the Court of Audit ruled as unlawful the 7 million euro budget approved by the Attica region authority, under former Governor Giannis Sgouros, for the regeneration of Panathinaikos' FC home ground “Apostolos Nikolaidis” on Alexandras...

Court of Audit Stops Grant for Refurbishing Panathinaikos Stadium

On Monday, Greece's Court of Audit stopped a grant approved by the Attica region authority, under former regional Governor Giannis Sgouros, finding the 7-million-euro grant for refurbishing the Panathinaikos FC stadium on Alexandras Avenue in downtown Athens to be illegal. After examining the...

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...

Greek Court To Probe Parliament Worker Pay

Even as Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has vowed to make another attempt to cut their pay and benefits, the Court of Audit is investigating the government’s decision to exempt parliamentary workers from cuts in pay and benefits as...