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Turkish Authorities Seeking to Sue Greek Air Force Pilot for Downing Turkish F-16 in 1996

An Ankara prosecutor on Tuesday sent a letter to Greece's Supreme Court Prosecutor asking for judicial assistance in bringing a compensation suit against a Hellenic Air Force pilot for felling a Turkish fighter jet. According to Turkish authorities, the...

Greece's Supreme Court Orders Extradition of Two Former Greek Bankers to Cyprus

Areios Pagos, Greece's Supreme Court, ordered on Friday, the extradition of two former Greek bankers, Efthymios Bouloutas and Markos Foros, to Cyprus who were sought after when they failed to appear before a Cypriot court. The Greek judicial authorities had decided...

Greek Supreme Court Reportedly In Favor of Extraditing Syrian Citizen to the United States

The vice prosecutor of Areios Pagos, one of Greece's Supreme Courts, supported on Tuesday the extradition of a Syrian citizen to the United States to stand trial there, the citizen is currently being held in Greece. The Syrian is being accused...

Widow of Greek Pensioner Beats Lehman Brothers in Supreme Court

  The widow of a Greek pensioner beat Lehman Brothers in Greece's Supreme Court by forcing the now defunct finance firm to return the whole amount of her investment. The Supreme Court held that the bank took advantage of the woman's inexperience...

Greek Parliament to Decide if Former Parliament VP Will Lose Immunity

Greece's Supreme Court decided on Monday to transfer a request to the Greek Parliament for stripping former Greek Parliament Vice President Alexis Mitropoulos' parliamentary immunity so that he can be formally charged with tax evasion. The request had been previously sent to...

The Judge Who Could be Greece's First Female Prime Minister

As scenarios of snap elections abound, Greece's Constitution requires that the current government resigns and a transitional Prime Minister is appointed. According to the law, that person should be the Supreme Court President. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has not decided yet...

Supreme Court Brings Lawsuits Against Varoufakis to Greek Parliament

Greece's Supreme Court forwarded two lawsuits filed by Greek citizens against Yanis Varoufakis to parliament, which must now decide whether the former Minister's immunity should be lifted so tha he can stand trial. The lawsuits were filed by Stylida Mayor and "Teleia" party...

Greek Council of State Greenlights Law on Arbitrary Buildings

The Greek Council of State plenary stated that a recent law for legalizing unauthorized buildings is constitutional, declaring just one of the law’s provision as unlawful. The Supreme Court encountered no unconstitutional provisions in the Greek law addressing arbitrary buildings, with the...

In Greece Governments Change, But Impunity Remains

They say that justice should be blind, but in Greece it seems that justice has perfect vision and winks slyly when it wants to. Tuesday's decision to essentially set free former finance minister Giorgos Papakonstinou for tampering with the infamous...

Supreme Court Judge Calls Same-Sex Union Groundless

Supreme Court judge Charalambos Machairas said unions between same-sex couples are groundless, in a decision addressed to the court’s political department on Monday. The judge said the Supreme Court should sustain a previous ruling by an appeals court nullifying the...