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Greece’s first: Council of State to be headed by female judge

For the first time in its 89-year-old history the Council of State will be headed by a woman. Judge Aikaterini Sakellaropoulou was chosen by the Greek cabinet to be the President of the country’s Supreme Administrative Court for the next four years. Sakellaropoulou was one of the vice presidents under …

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Council of State rejects Church appeal for tax-free revenues from leased properties

The Council of State (CoS) has rejected an appeal by the Orthodox Church of Greece requesting that it be excluded from paying taxes on income generated from the leasing of properties in urban areas. The Church had requested a return of 2.9 million euros in taxes paid for income generated …

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Council of State cancels Special Consumption Tax on Wine

The Council of State has ruled in favor of the cancellation of Special Consumption Tax on wine. The ruling of Greece’s highest court No. 1793/3-9-2018 was published by the Greek Wine Association on Tuesday. The judicial ruling comes as the government has repeatedly said since summer 2017 to abolish this …

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Turkish pilot Ozkaynakci may receive travel documents to leave Greece

Suleyman Ozkaynakci, the Turkish serviceman who piloted the helicopter in which he and seven other Turkish officers fled to Greece after the failed coup in Turkey, was granted full asylum and may receive travel documents to leave Greece. According to the reasoning for granting asylum by the Greek Council of …

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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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Clergymen contest new ID Cards at Greece’s Council of State

A group of priests has contested the new police identification cards  at the Council of State. The priests’ problem the electronic data chip – RDIP chip – that will contain the usual  personal information, biometric data as well as the national security number (AMKA), blood group and Rhesus type, with …

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Council of State’s irrevocable asylum ruling a precedent for all 8 Turkish soldiers

Greece’s Council of State has confirmed  the ruling of Asylum Committee to grant asylum to one of the 8 Turkish servicemen who fled to Greece after the failed coup of 2016. The Council of State said  that asylum to one of the eight Turkish servicemen is definite and irrevocable. the …

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Helliniko Project receives new blow after residents appeal to Council of State

Greece’s flagship privatization of the former Athens international airport in the area of Helliniko along the Athens Riviera has received a fresh blow after a group of citizens and  several legal entities appealed to Council of State demanding the revoke of the relevant presidential decree. The appeal is expected to …

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Greece’s top court releases one of 8 Turkish soldiers “under strict restrictions”

Greece’s top court, the Council of State, released one out of eight Turkish soldiers who had fled to Greece with a stolen helicopter after the failed coup in summer 2016. The soldier and helicopter co-pilot Süleyman Özkaynakçı, has been set free under strict restrictions. The man had previously applied for …

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“Newly arriving asylum seekers can move freely across Greece,” Council of State rules

Newly arriving refugees and migrants can move freely across the country without being restricted to the hot spots on the Greek islands, the country’s highest administrative court, the Council of State ruled on Tuesday. The ruling is considered as “landmark” as it ends the geographical restrictions for new arrivals according …

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Council of State rules self-employed EFKA contributions against Constitution

A ruling of Greece’s highest court, the Council of State, puts at risk the stability of the Unified Social Security Institution (EFKA) as it considers the social security contributions for large categories of self-employed as against the Constitution. According to media information, the CoS ruled last Friday with votes 17 …

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Greece’s Council of State gives spouses the right to submit separate tax declaration

Greece’s Council of State opened the door for spouses couples to separately submit their tax declarations. The CoS decision is also an attempt  to stop virtual divorce applications that have increased in last year, in an effort of couples to avoid or pay less taxes. This decision justified a taxpayer …

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Council of State rules wealth and assets declarations “invalid”

Greece’s supreme administrative court, the Council of State, ruled the content of wealth and assets declarations as invalid. The CoS practically dismissed the relevant Joint Ministerial Decision signed by Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos and Alternate Justice Minister Dimitris Papangelopoulos, saying it was invalid for all classes of individuals required to …

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Council of State rules tax audits may not use evidence beyond 5-year limitation

Greece’s top court, the Council of state ruled on Wednesday that the tax service does not have the right to take into consideration transactions and deposits of bank accounts in Greece that are older than five years from the time of its audit.  It is the second ruling of CoS …

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