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Parliament committee to probe ex SYRIZA Minister over Novartis handling

New Democracy has decided to propose an ad hoc parliamentary committee to investigate the actions of former Alternate Justice Minister Dimitris Papangelopoulos (SYRIZA) in connection with the Novartis probe. The ex minister speaks of “political persecution.” The ruling party has also decided to avoid investigation into former Prime Minister, Alexis …

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Justice Minister, CoS clash over wealth disclosure statements for judges

Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis and the President of the Council of State Nikolaos Sakellariou clashed on Sunday over the wealth statements of Greece’s judges who are supposed to disclose their assets. Recently the Council of State had frozen the Law requirement for judges to submit wealth statements. Kontonis attacked saying …

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Nikos Romanos stopped “hunger-strike”; President Papoulias intervened to PM Samaras

Nikos Romanos stopped the hunger-strike after the last minute ameliorating amendment by Justice Minister Charalambos Athanasiou. Private Megat TV reported that “Nikos Romanos is going slowly to start eating again.” According to his physicians, Romanos health was at deteriorating condition and a high risk of fatal heart attack after 30 …

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Justice Minister makes last minute amendment as Romanos begins also “thirst-strike”(30th day “hunger-strike”)

After the dramatic but fruitless consultations between political parties in Greek Parliament on Tuesday night, prisoner Nikos Romanos, 21, began also a “thirst strike” on Wednesday morning, the 30th day of the “hunger-strike” he started on November 10th. With the crucial for Romanos case parliament voting on prisoners’ educational furloughts …

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Greek Prison Directors: “Sorry, We’re Full!”

In an unprecedented move the directors of three Greek prisons decided to put a ‘padlock’ to the prisons they manage and do not accept any new inmates. The directors of prisons in Athens, Chalkida and Tripoli sent letters to the Minister of Justice and prosecuting authorities announcing that the prisons …

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