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Supreme Court Blocks Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Large Businesses

The US Supreme Court blocked President Joe Biden's vaccine and testing mandate for large businesses on Thursday, but it upheld his mandate for healthcare workers. The mandate targeted businesses with over 100 employees, in an effort to encourage increased vaccinations....

United States in Turmoil Over New Texas Abortion Ban

The state of Texas has passed new abortion legislation that bans the procedure from being performed on any pregnancies further along than six weeks. The law is considered to be the strictest abortion legislation in the country. Texan abortion providers...

Greek Business Association Appeals Smoking Law at Supreme Court

PASKEDI, Greece's Association of Facilities and Consumers in Catering recently decided to appeal the latest smoking-ban law which has been enforced throughout the country since November of 2019. The PASKEDI association filed a petition before Greece's Council of State, the...

Greek Government Appoints New Heads of Supreme Court

As the result of a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Iosif Tsalaganidis, currently the Supreme Court's Vice-President, was appointed to the position of Supreme Court president on Wednesday. The cabinet also named the new chief prosecutor of...

Greece's Top Court Annuls Government's Decisions

The Council of State, Greece's supreme administrative court, on Monday threw out a Joint Ministerial Decision (JMD) prescribing the content of wealth and assets declarations as invalid. These declarations (“pothen esches”) are submitted by civil servants and other professionals. The court...

Greek Prosecutor Reopens Case Against Ex-Statistics Chief

The case of Andreas Georgiou, the former head of Greece’s statistical service (ELSTAT), will be re-opened despite the fact that it has been twice dismissed by an Appeals Court. On Wednesday, Supreme Court Prosecutor Xeni Dimitriou ordered the reopening of...

Opposition Slams Appointment of Retired Supreme Court President in Greek PM's Legal Office

Opposition parties have reacted strongly to the appointment of retired Supreme Court president Vassiliki Thanou as head of the prime minister's legal office, without pay. The announcement of the appointment caused immediate reactions, as Thanou retired on June 30 and...

Supreme Court Deputy Prosecutor Appeals Against Indictment of HRADF Experts

A Supreme Court deputy prosecutor on Thursday lodged an appeal against an indictment targeting three board members of Greece's privatization agency (HRADF) and six members of the Council of Experts. The indictment concerns their recommendations for the sale and...

File on NGO Accused of Criminal Acts to go to Supreme Court Prosecutor, Mouzalas Says

Migration Policy Minister Yiannis Mouzalas on Thursday announced that he is forwarding the complete file on a non-governmental organization active in Greece to the Supreme Court prosecutor, either on Friday or next Monday, so that reports accusing the NGO...

Top Court Prosecutor Asks for Strict Implementation of Animal Protection Law

Greek Supreme Court prosecutor Vasilis Pliotas issued a circular on Thursday requesting first instance prosecutors to strictly implement the legislation for the protection of animals. Pliotas told his colleagues they should intervene in every case involving the torturing of animals...