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No Changes in Self-Defense Legislation, says Greek Justice Minister

There is no question of making any changes to the existing legislation in regards to cases of self-defense when a citizen is threatened by an intruder in his home, Greece's Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis said on Monday. The minister spoke...

Turkish Justice Minister: Greece is a Safe Haven for Criminals from Turkey

"Since the defeated coup, Greece has been a safe haven for criminals from our country,” Turkish Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul said on Saturday, according to Anadolu Agency. The Turkish minister criticized a Greek court order releasing one of eight fugitive...

Metropolitan Amvrosios Launches New Attack Against Justice Minister

Metropolitan of Kalavryta and Aigialeia Amvrosios launched a new attack against Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis after the appeal against the court decision that found Amvrosios not guilty of hate speech. The Metropolitan was recently acquitted after a 2015 suit against...

Turkish Minister in Athens: Greece Should Give Up Coup Suspects

A Turkish delegation in Athens on Tuesday repeated demands for the extradition of the eight former Turkish servicemen suspected of taking part in the country's 2016 coup attempt. Deputy Justice Minister Bilal Ucar reiterated Ankara’s call for the men to...

Justice Minister: Turkish Soldiers Might be Tried in Greece

The possibility that the eight Turkish soldiers who sought asylum in Greece would be tried in Greece was brought up on Thursday by Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis. Kontonis spoke at a press conference and responding to a reporter's question he...

Greek Supreme Court Orders US Extradition of Russian Cybercrime Suspect

Greece's supreme court cleared the way on Wednesday for the extradition to the United States of a Russian man, also wanted in Moscow, suspected of having laundered billions of dollars in the digital currency bitcoin. A final decision on where...

Justice Minister, CoS President Clash Over Wealth Statements for Judges

In a state governed by the rule of law, every person and especially those in a position to make decisions - whether a politician or a judge - has to be subject to controls of his or her income...

Homes Worth Up to 300,000 Euros to be Exempt From E-Auctions

All residences valued at 300,000 euros or less will be exempt from foreclosure auctions using the new electronic platform, according to an agreement reached by Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis and Greek banks on Wednesday. The exemption will apply for...

Transgender Bill Tabled in Parliament Causes Reactions by Gov't MPs

Greek MPs are engaged in two days of debate on the legal recognition of gender identity. If; as expected, the majority vote in favour of the new bill, Greeks will have the right to decide their own gender identity...

Estonian Justice Minister Responds to Stavros Kontonis' Refusal to Attend Conference

Estonian minister of Justice Urmas Reinsalu, as promised, responded in writing to Greek Justice minister Stavros Kontonis' reasoning for refusing to attend a Tullinn conference on crimes committed by communist regimes. Reinsalu expressed regret in Greek Justice minister Stavros Kontonis'...