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Top court shoots down bonuses for taller buildings

In a ruling on Tuesday, the Council of State, Greece’s highest administrative court, deconstructed all the arguments in favor of the bonuses included in the building regulation which can enable the construction of taller buildings. Ruling on an appeal filed by the Municipality of Alimos in southern Athens against the …

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16 volunteers of migrant-aid NGO ERCI found innocent of spying

Sixteen members of the ERCI nonprofit organization who volunteered during the apex of the refugee-migration crisis on Lesvos island in 2018 were found innocent of spying charges by a misdemeanors appeals court of the North Aegean on Tuesday. The 16 were accused of forming a criminal organization, spying, and migrant …

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EU takes Greece to court over failure to update flood risk maps

The European Commission on Thursday decided to refer Greece to the Court of Justice of the European Union for failing to provide updated flood risk and flood hazard maps as required by its floods directive. It was the only EU member country not to comply. The European Commission Thursday launched legal action …

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Court rules to reinstate judges’ pensions after bailout cuts

Greece’s Court of Audit has ruled to reinstate the pensions of retired judges to the levels before 2012 that it before the cuts imposed by the first bailout. The decision triggered an outrage in the society as some media reported that judges could receive at least 35,000 euros each in …

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Appeals Court upheld life sentence for Caroline ‘s murderer

The Mixed Jury Court of Appeal in Athens upheld the life imprisonment sentence for Babis Anagnostopoulos who murdered his 19-year-old British wife, Caroline Crouch, in May 2021. Anagnostopoulos,now 34, was also sentenced to 11.5 years in prison and fined 21,000 euros for strangling his wife’s puppy and obstructing justice as …

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Greece’ top court freezes construction of two hotels for violating height limits

Greece’s top court, the Council of State, has ordered a freeze on the construction of two new hotels across the street from the National Archaeological Museum in downtown Athens. The decision follows a complaint lodged by the Elliniki Etairia Society for the Environment and Cultural Heritage and 23 individuals concerning …

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Twelve young hooligans found guilty of murdering Alkis Kambanos in Thessaloniki

Twelve young hooligans were found unanimously guilty of murdering a 19-year-old football fan and injuring two of his friends, by a mixed jury court of Thessaloniki on Thursday. The victim Alkis Kambanos was murdered in the northern city in February 2022 following a football game involving the team the defendants …

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Eight minors convicted over gang rape of schoolmate in western Athens

A three-judge Juvenile Court in Athens convicted eight teenager boys over the gang-rape of a 15-year-old schoolmate in Ilion suburb of western Athens in December 2022. The court acquitted the four girls who were tried with their peers and who had allegedly witnessed the abuse. In a closed-door session, the …

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Hooligans attack and injure man outside Court in downtown Athens

A group of hooligans attacked and injured a man outside the Athens Court of Appeal on Wednesday morning. The attackers were not even bothered by the presence of police squads in the area, which is supposed to be one of the most protected in downtown Athens.. According to media, a …

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Actor sentenced for two cases of attempted rape; free until appeal in court,

Well-known actor and director Petros Flippidis was sentenced to 8 years in jail on remand over two charges of attempted rape by an Athens Mixed Jury Court on Wednesday. He was unanimously acquitted for serial rape of a single person due to “doubts.” The court rejected mitigating circumstances, and released …

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MEP Eva Kaili in custody for one more month, Belgian court rules

A Belgian court decided on Thursday evening that MEP Eva Kaili will remain in custody for one more month. She can appeal within 24 hours and her appeal will be examined within 15 days. The judicial council decided to extend the pretrial detention of 44-year-old Eva Kaili in Harem prisons …

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Kaili’s partner & ex MEP Panzeri remain in custody, court rules

Qatar-Gate: The Tribunal of First Instance court in Brussels ruled on Wednesday that two of the four people detained by Belgian authorities investigating a bribery scandal involving Qatar, are to remain in custody. A third one is released with an electronic bracelet. The hearing of MEP Eva Kaili has been …

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UPDATE Court finds ex National Theater director Dimitris Lignadis guilty in 2 of 4 rape cases

The Mixed Jury Court in Athens found the former director of National Theater, Dimitris Lignadis, guilty for two of four rape cases on Wednesday. The ruling was decided with a majority of votes. The defendant was in trial for the sexual abuse of three minors and one young adult man. …

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Court acquits 13 defendants for deadly flash-floods in Mandra

After judicial procedures that lasted one and a half year, a court in Athens acquitted 13 out of 21 defendants for the deadly flash floods in Mandra, west Attica, in November 2017, where 24 people lost their lives. The three-member criminal court acquitted former regional governor Rena Dourou (SYRIZA) and …

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