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European Court of Justice Condemns Greece for Failing to Comply with Eco Policy

The Court of Justice of the European Union on Thursday slammed Greece for failing to set conservation targets for protected habitats, a process that should have been completed by 2012, Kathimerini reports. Greece has been reluctant to implement substantial environmental...

European Court of Justice Slams Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic for Refusing Refugees

The European Court of Justice (ECJ), the supreme court of the European Union, ruled that three EU member states have breached their obligations under EU law by refusing to take a number of refugees who are stranded in Greece...

European Commission to Return €280 Million in Subsidies to Greece

The European Commission must now reverse part of its agricultural policy and return approximately 280 million euros to the Greek state in the near future. This was decided on Friday by the European Union's Court of Justice, after Greece had...

EU Takes Greece to Court Over Illegal State Aid to Mining Company Larco

The European Commission announced on Wednesday that it will bring Greece to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for failing to recover state aid once given to Greek mining company Larco. Athens failed to comply with a 2017 ruling by...

European Commission Sues Denmark for Marketing Danish Cheese as "Feta"

The European Commission referred the nation of Denmark to the European Court of Justice on Wednesday, accusing it of violating European Union law in regard to the use of the trademarked name ''Feta.'' The statement issued by the EU Commission...

Orthodox Monk Wins Case to Practice as a Lawyer in Greece

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) on Tuesday vindicated an Orthodox monk whose application to register at the bar had been rejected by the Greek authorities. The ECJ ruled that Greece cannot stop Monk Irenaeus from practicing as an attorney....

European Commission Asks EU Court To Fine Greece For Water Pollution

The European Commission on Thursday asked the EU's highest court, the European Court of Justice, to fine Greece over water pollution due to agricultural activity. Referring to a previous court ruling on the issue of nitrate pollution in Greek waters, the...

European Court to Decide if Raki and Tsipouro Will Receive Full Tax Rate

It is possible that following a referral on Wednesday by the European Commission that Greece's tsipouro and raki producers might be losing its tax statutes in the near future, which would result in higher taxes being imposed on the...

Greece to Pay €16 Mln Fine for Wastewater Treatment

Greece is to pay 16 million euros in fines for failure to comply with wastewater treatment regulations at the Thriasio Plain in western Attica. According to a Kathimerini newspaper report, Athens is also to pay additional fines for every day that...

Greece Goes to EU Court for Unlawful Aid to Hellenic Shipyards

The Commission has decided to refer Greece to the European Court of Justice because it failed to comply with a 2008 Commission decision ordering the recovery of unlawful aid to Hellenic Shipyards. This follows a 2012 ruling by the...