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Vaxevanis Says Rich Elite Rules Greece

As he faces trial on charges of violating privacy laws for publishing a list of 2,059 Greeks with $1.95 billion in deposits in a Swiss bank who were never checked for possible tax evasion, investigative journalist Costas Vaxevanis has...

Journalist Who Leaked "Lagarde List" Arrested

Greek Police arrested the journalist who published the list with the names of 2,059 people who made $1.95 billion in deposits in the Geneva, Switzerland HSBC bank branch. The arrest took place at a house of a friend of the Greek journalist in...

Survey Ranks Greece Worst Offender of Human Rights

An independent survey conducted by the London-based organization Fair Trials International and the international law firm Clifford Chance, revealed that Greece is among the worst countries at delivering justice through trials right after Poland, Romania and Bulgaria. Greece had the...

Greek Judges Threaten MP's With Wage Cuts, Taxes

Angry that their pay is going to be cut as part of new austerity measures, Greek judges – who have been performing only minimal work since Sept. 17 so as not to violate laws forbidding them to strike –...

Greek High Courts Wants Names of Corrupt Politicians

Greece’s Supreme Court said it wants to know if the country’s Financial Crimes Squad (SDOE) has a list 30 of politicians, including former ministers, current lawmakers, local authority officials and general secretaries at ministries, who it is reportedly investigating...

Eying Golden Dawn, Greece To Toughen Hate Crime Penalties

Battling with the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party that has 18 seats in Parliament and has been involved in a number of assaults on immigrants, the Greek government is planning to increase the penalties for hate crimes. The Parliament is also...

Greece Will Seize Ex-Minister's Foreign Properties

As former  Greek defense minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos remains in detention during an ongoing probe into charges he stole as much as 1 billion euros, or $1.27 billion, from defense contracts when he was in office, a magistrate investigating the...

Golden Dawn Assails Electronic ID's for Greeks

Greek Interior Minister Nikos Dendias, who has vowed to “crush” lawbreakers in the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party, has tangled with them again, this time over government plans to issue electronic identification cards. Christos Pappas, one of the 18 Members of...

Greek Judges Will Strike Over Pay Cut Plan

Angry they are included in a group of professionals whose so-called "special salaries," will be cut, Greek judges said they will strike from Sept. 17-22, slowing down a court system already clogged with delays up to 10 years. After a...