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Government Reintroduces Criminalization of Blasphemy; Toughens Pedophile Sentences

Greek Minister of Justice Costas Tsiaras announced in Parliament on Monday that the government intends to bring forward some landmark changes to the country's Penal Code and Criminal Procedure Codes. Among the most prominent changes will be the resumption of the...

New Greek Gov't Grants Legal Status to Gay Couples

Justice Minister Nikolaos Paraskevopoulos told Parliament that legal cohabitation agreements will be made possible for same-sex couples in Greece, but gay adoptions will not be permitted yet. The new government's pledge to grant legal civil partnerships to homosexual couples is...

Justice Minister's Office Targeted in Arson Attack

The private office of Greek Justice Minister Miltiadis Papaioannou has been targeted in an arson attack a day after an attempted escape at a maximum security prison. Police say no one was hurt on Tuesday, at 11p.m., when a home-made...