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Supreme Court Prosecutor Koutzamani: Independence, Prestige of Justice System Under Attack

On Thursday Surpeme Court prosecutor, Efterpi Koutzamani underscored that there are opposing factors to the best interest of the country's justice system. According to ekathimerini.com, the outspoken prosecutor relayed her concerns last Thursday in a written statement on her last day of...

Supreme Court to Investigate Health Minister's Claims on Judicial Foul Play

A preliminary investigation into comments made by Deputy Health Minister Pavlos Polakis has been ordered by Supreme Court Prosecutor Efterpi Koutzamani on Friday. She called for the claims made by the minister to be investigated so that prosecutorial action...

Two Probes Launched Over Former Minister's Claims of Greek Government – Terrorist Link

An official dual probe has been launched by the Greek Supreme Court Prosecutor Efterpi Koutzamani into former Greek Citizen Protection Minister Yiannis Panousis's allegations of connections between terrorists and SYRIZA party members. Panousis shook the Greek political landscape with his interview with Protothema in...

Varoufakis May Face Criminal Prosecution

Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis may face criminal prosecution after senior state prosecutor Efterpi Koutzamani ordered Greece's Parliament to examine several complaints against him. So far, Varoufakis is slapped with five separate lawsuits, with serious charges of "treason, violation of privacy data, breach...

Historic Golden Dawn Trial is Expected to Last Roughly a Year

The historic and unprecedented trial of party leader Nikos Michaloliakos and the leadership of his extreme-right Golden Dawn party - the first time since World War II that a Parliamentary party in Greece or on a global level is charged...

Prosecutor Calls for Legal Action Against School Sit-in Vandalism

Supreme Court prosecutor Efterpi Koutzamani asked prosecutors around the country on Tuesday, to act to ensure that public schools are not damaged during sit-ins by students. Over 500 secondary schools were closed on Monday due to student sit-ins, the number...

Supreme Court Prosecutor Asks for Exemplary Punishment for Animal Abusers

After a recent wave of cruel attacks against animals, mainly against stray dogs, Supreme Court prosecutor Efterpi Koutzamani on Monday called on prosecutors across Greece to act quickly when cases of animal abuse are reported. The prosecutor demanded specifically...

Parliament Delays Could Free Golden Dawn Suspects

A number of neo-Nazi Golden Dawn lawmakers, including the party leader, could be released from pre-trial detention because Parliament isn't acting fast enough to lift the immunity of other party MP's prosecutors want to charge with an array of...

Publishing 'Illegal' Spycam Videos Made Arrestable in Greece

Greece's Supreme Court prosecutor Efterpi Koutzamani on Monday ordered prosecutors to initiate proceedings for the immediate arrest of anyone who publishes 'illegally obtained' footage. Koutzamani’s instructions come amid claims from Golden Dawn, that it is planning to make more videos...

Prosecutor Probes Baltakos Affair Video, Samaras Plans Strategy

An Athens prosecutor is set to investigate a secret videotape in which a former top aide to Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is heard telling the spokesman for the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party that the government trumped up charges against...