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Supreme Court prosecutor’s threats on wiretapping triggers outcry in legal community

The prosecutor of the Supreme Court Isidoros Dogiakos, threatens the members of the independent Authority for Communication Security and Privacy (ADAE) with prison sentences if they continue the checks on mobile phone providers for the surveillance. Independent Authority for Communication Security and Privacy (ADAE) no longer has the authority to …

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Greece’s Constitution revised, focus on President’s election, ministers’ liability

The Parliament approved the revision of 18 articles of the Greek Constitution with the main regulations to affect the election of the president of the Hellenic Republic, the Ministers’ liability and the vote of Greeks living abroad to cast votes in their countries of residence. For the first time, Greeks …

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President’s election, ministers’ responsibility top issues of Constitution revision

Debate for the revision of the Greek Constitution started in the plenary of the Parliament on Monday morning and it scheduled to last for five days.  It is the fourth attempt to change the Greek Constitution that was formulated in 1975 when its postwar reform was adopted. The proposals will …

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Greek Parliament adopts Constitutional revisions proposed by Gov’t

With the absolute majority of 151 votes, Article 3 of the Greek Constitution regarding the relations between the Greek Church and the State will be revised by the next Parliament that will emerge from the next elections. The proposal tabled by SYRIZA would abolish the reference to the dogma of …

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Tsipras pushes for Constitutional Revision with letter to opposition leaders

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is determined to proceed with the long-planned Constitutional changes in the country. Seeking a broader political and social consensus, he calls on opposition parties to support the ambitious plan. “The initiative to revise the Constitution is a mature demand, not only of Greek society but also …

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Pan-Macedonian orgs appeal to Greece’s Council of State over Macedonia Agreement

Pan-Macedonian organizations filed an appeal to Greece’s supreme court, Council of State asking for the suspension and annulment of the Macedonia Agreement signed two weeks ago between Greece and FYROM. The organizations claim, the Agreement violates the Greek Constitution. The 14 organizations and federations claim that the Agreement violates Article …

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FYROM’s Zaev proposes “Greece should open its Constitution” and “International Treaty”

Prime Minister of FYROM, Zoran Zaev, proposed that Greece should open its Constitution so “we can see how Greece is taking care of Greeks outside Greece.” To Greece’s proposal for FYROM’s Constitutional change, Zaev made a counter-proposal with an international treaty instead of a bilateral agreement on the Macedonia name …

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FYROM PM Zaev: No need to change the Constitution to show we have no irredentistic claims

One step forwards, two steps backwards. FYROM may rename the Skopje airport and the highway leading to the Greek border as a good will gesture. But it is not willing to take another step, which Greece considers as one of the most crucial: to change its Constitution and erase irredentist …

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Court rules new pension cuts in 2019 against Constitution and Human Rights Convention

The Plenary of the State Audit Council has ruled that the cuts to main and supplementary pensions to be implemented in 2019 are against the Constitution and contravene the European Convention of Human Rights. Pension cuts are creditors’ top favorite austerity measure. The pension cuts the government and its creditors …

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Turkey’s Erdogan declares 3-month state of emergency “to strengthen democracy”

Some folks have a weird concept of democracy, rule of law and freedom. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that Turkey will be under state of emergency for at least three 3 months. The announcement comes short before Wednesday midnight after two marathon meetings of the National Security Council and of …

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Court rules: seizure of debtor’s deposits without notice is constitutional

A shock for millions of debtors: the Council of State ruled that tax offices and insurance funds are allowed to seize debtor’s bank deposits without previous notice and that this is conform with the Greek Constitution.  Greece’s highest administrative court’s reasoning is that “previous notice would give time to the …

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Council of State blocks transfer of Athens Water Company to Privatization Agency

Greece’s Council of State blocked the transfer of part of Athens Water Company stakes to Privatization Agency (TAIPED).  In clear words, this decision prohibits the privatization of Athens Water Company (ΕΥΔΑΠ) and mosτ possible also the upcoming privatization of 51% of the stakes of Thessaloniki Water company (EYAΔ). The Council …

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Greek PM announces sweeping changes to Constitution

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Wednesday presented his party’s proposals for sweeping changes to the Greek Constitution, heralding reforms that would reduce the terms of state officials and increase the accountability of ministers as well as the transparency of political parties. The proposed reforms, outlined before an audience of New …

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