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Greek Justice Minister Rules Out Discussion Over Same-Sex Marriage

Despite international condemnation and a European Court of Human Rights' ruling last year that Greece's exclusion of same-sex couples from marriages or civil unions was in violation of the European Convention on Human Rights, Greek Justice Minister Haralambos Athanasiou expressed...

Gay Partnership Delay Draws Protests

ATHENS, (AP) - Gay rights protesters gathered outside Greece's parliament late Friday after the government said it would delay legislation allowing civil unions for same-sex couples. The decision came despite a European court ruling that found Greece has been...

ENFIA Amendment in Parliament, Foreclosures Protection Extended

The amendment for the payment extension of the first installment of the unified property tax (ENFIA) was tabled in Greek Parliament on Thursday along with the bill for aquaculture, which is currently being discussed. The amendment provides that ENFIA payments are...

Prison Reform Bill Passed

A Parliamentary debate over a bill introducing reforms to Greece's prison system and the creation of "type C" maximum-security cells caused a fierce conflict between the Public Order Minister Haralambos Athanasiou and left-wing opposition party SYRIZA. The bill was voted on Tuesday...

Prosecutor Targets Kasidiaris Over Secret Video

Moving to head off the release of more secret videos that could provide claims the government has trumped up charges against the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party, a prosecutor has asked Parliament to lift the immunity of the extremists spokesman...

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...

Terrorist's Lawyer Defends Client's Escape

The lawyer for convicted November 17 terrorist Christodoulos Xeros, who walked away from a furlough on Jan. 6, said he doesn't know where his client is but said he was right to flee from justice. “I 've had no contact...

Guards Suspended Over Terrorists Prison Party

The ruling New Democracy Conservatives of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and his rivals, the major opposition Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) are squabbling in the aftermath of the escape of a November 17 terrorist serving six life sentences...

Released Golden Dawn MP's Claim Victory

Three senior lawmakers from Greece’s neo-Nazi Golden Dawn who were released from pre-trial detention while facing an array of charges including murder, extortion and money laundering stormed out in anger, with one of them, party spokesman, punching and kicking...

Albanians Top Greek Citizen List

Greek Ministry of Interior published its annual stats in relation to the process of issuing Greek citizenship to children of immigrants born in Greece in conjunction with a citizenship law passed by PASOK, which the Greek High Court deemed...