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Council of State nixes Piraeus port investment plan by COSCO-OLP

Greece’s highest administrative court has pulled the brakes on an investment plan for the country’s biggest port that was part of the 2016 concession agreement between Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) and China Ocean Shipping Company (Cosco). In a ruling on Monday, judges at the Council of State found that previous …

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Transfer of water utilities’ majority stakes to Privatization Fund is unconstitutional, rules Greece top court

Greece’s top court, the Council of State, ruled on Friday that the transfer of the controlling stake of Athens Water SA and Thessaloniki Water SA to the Hellenic Corporation of Assets & Participation (HCAP), the privatization fund, is unconstitutional. The Council of State said that under the constitution the Greek …

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Top court gives green light to removal of stunning antiquities from Thessaloniki metro station

Greece’s highest administrative court, the Council of State (CoS), has given the green light for the temporary removal and repositioning of the antiquities unearthed during excavation work for the Thessaloniki metro in northern Greece. With the majority of a single vote (13-12) the judges of the CoS approved the removal …

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Council of State: Athens Great Walk traffic restrictions “Covid-19 irrelevant”

Greece’s top court, the Council of State annulled the joint ministerial decision that defined traffic regulations for the Athens Great Walk as “due to COVID-19.” The decision exposes Mayor Costa Bakogiannis and his project he described as “temporary” thus for a cost of 2 million euros. The CoS ruled that …

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Greece’s top court rules for backdated payment of wrongfully cut pensions

The Council of State, Greece’s supreme administrative court, on Tuesday ruled in favor of the backdated payment of pensions that were wrongfully cut between June 2015 and May 2016. The court ruled in favor of pensioners who had appealed against the pension cuts, seeking the backdated return for the above …

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Hagia Sophia: Turkey’s Council of State throws ball into Erdogan’s court

With express procedures Turkey’s Council of State completed the hearing on the status of Hagia Sophia and whether it will be converted into on mosque or maintain its museum status on Thursday morning. The written verdict will be delivered within 15 days. It will be up to President Recep Tayyipr …

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Turkey’s Council of State to examine status of Hagia Sophia on July 2

Turkey’s Council of State is to decide on the status of Hagia Sophia and whether it can be converted into a mosque on July 2, 2020. The country’s highest court will examine the request for annulment of the presidential decree of 1934 that turned the Hagia Sophia from a mosque …

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Prayer in primary schools and kindergartens is “constitutional”, rules CoS

Morning prayer and school religious services for kindergarten and primary school students are constitutional and legal, the plenary of the Council of State ruled on Friday. The court clarified that this ruling applies “exclusively to students who follow the Christian Orthodox dogma, not to students of other religions, other denominations …

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Non-pharmacists can open and operate pharmacies, Council of State rules

Greece’s Council of State ruled that the establishment and operation of pharmacies by non-pharmacists is constitutionally sound, provided that they operate in the form of a Limited Liability Company (LLC) and that the resident scientist is a pharmacist and a co-owner in the LLC with a 33% minimum.  The CoS …

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