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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...

Greek State Assets in U.S.A. in Danger of Confiscation for Unpaid Fines

Greek State assets in the U.S. are threatened with confiscation due to a 40 million euro fine imposed by a U.S. court against the country on the C4I case, Kathimerini newspaper reports. The case concerns the appeal by the American...

Supreme Court Upholds Ruling for Suspended Prison Sentence and Fines for Former Finance Minister

The Supreme Court upheld on Tuesday a four-year suspended prison sentence and a fine of 10,000 euros imposed on former finance minister Giannos Papantoniou and his wife, Stavroula Kourakou, for submitting an inaccurate wealth declaration for 2009. Each of them...

Supreme Court Votes Against Proposal to Increase Retirement Age of Judges

On Wednesday the administrative plenary of the Supreme Court voted against a proposal by the court’s President Vasiliki Thanou to extend the retirement age for judges and prosecutors beyond the current limit of 67. The question they were called to vote on...

Decisions of Greek Justice are Self-Evidently Binding, Says PMs Office

The separation of powers is enshrined in the Greek Constitution and court decisions are binding for the government, the prime minister’s office said in a press release on Friday, responding to Thursday’s ruling of the Supreme Court which turned...

Supreme Court's Ruling on Turkish Soldiers Postponed to January 26

The ruling of the Criminal Department of the Supreme Court on the eight Turkish officers who came to Greece by helicopter after the attempted coup d' etat on July 15 was postponed to Thursday, January 26. Three separate panels of...

Greece's Supreme Court Rules Against Extradition of Remaining Turkish Army Men

Supreme Court prosecutor Nikos Pantelis on Friday suggested that the remaining four Turkish army officers who sought asylum in Greece should not be extradited to Turkey. The four Turkish military men are part of a group of eight who fled...