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SYRIZA MP Proposes Decriminalization of Greek Flag Burning

SYRIZA MP and former justice minister Nikos Paraskevopoulos suggested decriminalizing flag burning, causing reactions from opposition parties and junior coalition partners ANEL. According to the former minister, society and politicians should morally and politically condemn the act of flag burning,...

Famous Greek Convict Released Under Prison Decongestion Bill

Vassilis Stefanakos, one of the most well known convicts and repeat offenders, was released from prison after eight years under a new prison decongestion bill. Stefanakos was serving a 21-year sentence for abetting a murder in 2006 and for abetting...

Greek Justice Minister Urges to Start Postponed Siemens Cash-for-contracts Trial, While Top Judge Orders Investigation of Delay

According to a press release, Greek Justice Minister Nikos Paraskevopoulos is urging the courts to push ahead with the trial of Siemens cash-for-contracts trial case which has been indefinitely postponed. Paraskevopoulos is expected to meet with Supreme Court prosecutor Xeni...

Supreme Court to Investigate Health Minister's Claims on Judicial Foul Play

A preliminary investigation into comments made by Deputy Health Minister Pavlos Polakis has been ordered by Supreme Court Prosecutor Efterpi Koutzamani on Friday. She called for the claims made by the minister to be investigated so that prosecutorial action...

Allegations Against Supreme Court Judge Bring Investigations

Supreme Court Deputy Public Prosecutor Efstathia Spyropoulou under secrecy is conducting a preliminary investigation into the complaint filed by president of MIG financial group Andreas Vgenopoulos against Supreme Court President Vassiliki Thanou. The investigation started a few hours after a...

Greek Government Tries to Silence Former Minister Over Terrorist Link Allegations

The Greek Parliament’s Institutions and Transparency Committee on Wednesday summoned former citizen protection minister Yiannis Panousis to explain his allegations about a SYRIZA member who has close ties with jailed terrorists. Panousis has backed his allegations by presenting recordings of...

SYRIZA Ministers Counterattack Former Deputy who Alleges Ties with Terrorist Group

Justice Minister Nikos Paraskevopoulos and Deputy Citizen Protection Minister Nikos Toskas filed a complaint against everyone responsible for circulating allegations by former deputy citizen protection minister Yiannis Panousis, that SYRIZA members had ties with a terrorist group. According to Panousis,...

New Greek Draft Law Allows Civil Partnership Rights to Same Sex Couples

Couples that choose civil partnership will have the same rights as married couples and the same will apply to same sex couples, according to a new draft law to be tabled in Greek parliament. According to the bill released by...

Greek Justice Min: No Statute of Limitations on Lagarde List

Greek Justice Minister Nikos Paraskevopoulos said that the statute of limitations will not apply on the list of suspected tax evaders who have accounts in foreign banks. "The statute of limitations will not apply on the Lagarde List. There is...

Greek Parliament Approves Second Set of Terms Required for Bailout Deal

Greece's parliament approved a second set of austerity measures into laws on Thursday; a requirement for the country to receive a bailout deal by its creditors. Greece moved closer to seal a new bailout deal, the third one, with the European Central...