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Greek Parliament Mulls New Penal Code

The Greek government on Monday brought forward for debate proposed legislation on the reformed penal code, which includes the reclassification of certain felonies and misdemeanors. Some of the new or amended provisions include the following: - The heads of criminal gangs...

Defiant Tsipras Goes Ahead with Appointing Top Judges, Despite Outcry

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras announced to his cabinet on Friday afternoon that his government will go ahead with its decision to appoint Greece's new top judges, despite calls from experts and the opposition to wait until the new government...

Greek Intelligence Service Refutes Plot Involving Ex PM Karamanlis' Assassination

Documents from Greece's National Intelligence Service (EYP) intimating that the so called ''Pythia Plot" was a complete falsehood were leaked to the Greek press on Thursday. The ''Pythia Plot" was an alleged scenario involving the assassination of the former Conservative...

Two Germans Sentenced For Taking Down Greek Flag and Raising German Flag on Crete

Two 23-year old German nationals were sentenced by a court in Chania, Crete on Monday for taking down the Greek flag down from a flagpole and raising the German flag in its place. The incident happened several days ago on the...

Inmate at Greece's Trikala Prison Dies from Head Injury

An unfortunate incident took place in Central Greece's Trikala prison on Friday, when an inmate tragically died after a fight he had with a fellow prisoner. According to the state-run AMNA news agency, by the time police authorities found the 60-year...

Greek Court Rejects ''Mr. Bitcoin's'' Appeal for Release

The misdemeanors court of Piraeus has rejected an appeal for release from detention on behalf of the Russian national Alexander Vinnik, also known by his nickname ''Mr. Bitcoin.'' Vinnik is currently the target of several international arrest warrants for the crime...

Prosecutors Send ''Novartis'' Case to Greek Parliament

Greek prosecutors sent the file of the ''Novartis case'' to the Greek Parliament on Monday. The investigation conducted by prosecutors into an alleged bribery scandal involving the Swiss pharmaceutical firm Novartis and senior Greek politicians is now completed. The public prosecution...

Greek Judge Sicilianos Elected President of European Court of Human Rights

Greek judge Linos Alexandros Sicilianos was elected as President of the European Court of Human Rights on Monday. According to a press release issued by the court on Monday afternoon, Sicilianos will take office on May 5, 2019. Sicilianos will succeed the...

Bankers and Party Employees To Face Charges Over Questionable Political Funding

Bank executives and employees of the New Democracy and PASOK parties will soon face criminal charges, Greek media reported on Friday, after financial prosecutors decided to take action on the issue of the two parties' funding. Greek prosecutors conducted an...

Greek Supreme Court Orders Investigation of Racist Incidents Involving Refugees

An investigation was ordered by Greece’s Supreme Court Prosecutor Xeni Demetriou on Thursday to investigate an attack on refugees which took place recently in Attica and a situation which took place on Samos. The Samos incident involving refugees and migrants was not physical,...