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Court dismisses jail sentence for satirical blogger “Elder Pastitsios”

The legal adventures of satirical Greek blogger “Elder Pastitsios” (Geron Pastitios) are over.  The Three-Member Misdemeanors Court decided to trigger Article 8 of Law 4411/2016, which eliminates criminal liability for misdemeanors and minor offenses that were committed until 03.31.2016 and threatened with imprisonment up to two years. Philippos Loizos, aka …

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Greece approached the World Bank for a loan of fresh cash

Greece’s government has asked financial assistance from the World Bank. The amount of the loan has not been revealed, neither when exactly the talks took place. However it sounds most possible that the government’s decision came amid negotiations with creditors on the second review of the third bailout program. Greece’s heavily …

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