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Greece Toughens Penalties for Animal Abusers as Cases of Barbarism Proliferate

Animal abuse will soon be punished as a felony rather than a misdemeanor, according to legislation planned by Agricultural Development & Foods Minister Makis Voridis, following a rise in such incidents lately. In a ministry statement on Thursday, Voridis said...

Greek Parliament Doesn't Have 200 Votes in Support of Electoral Law

The ultranationalist Golden Dawn (GD) party announced that it will abstain from voting on the relevant legislation to change the electoral law, leaving 179 deputies in favor and 102 against. This means that the SYRIZA-led government will fail in...

Greek MPs Can Own Off-Shore Companies in New Omnibus Bill

Weekly Greek newspaper, Proto Thema, revealed that article 178 of the omnibus bill passed through in Greek Parliament on May 22 permits government ministers to own their own off-shore companies provided their headquarters are based in countries that Greece...

Gov't Sets to Work on Pending Issues: NPLs, Privatization, Contingency Measures

The government is already drafting the bill to close the remainder of open issues prior to Greece's program review before the next Eurogroup on May 24, said government sources following the cabinet meeting headed by leftist SYRIZA Prime Minister...

Obstructing Public Transportation Routes Could Land You Behind Bars

  The Greek Government decided to tighten the legislation regarding the obstruction of public transport. In particular the Greek Government with an amendment that was included in the bill of the Cohabitation Agreement for homosexual couples, modified the Article of...