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Justice Ministry submits draft bill with tougher penalties for serious crimes

Greece’ Justice Ministry submitted to Palriament a draft bill a series of amendments to the penal and criminal justice code. The bill submitted on Tuesday following a period of public consultation and dialogue. The provisions in the bill were first presented by Justice Minister Konstantinos Tsiaras and Deputy Justice Minister …

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Amendments in Penal Code with stricter penalties for heinous and gender-based crimes

Greece’s Justice Ministry proceeds with new amendments in the Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. The amendments foresee stricter penalties  for heinous crimes, sexual crimes, crimes against minors and gender based violence. They also provide for an extension of the time of release under conditions for serious offenders …

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Justice Ministry investigates Coroner; Syrian community wants “public apology”

Greece’s Justice Ministry has launched an investigation on the coroner seeking to determine whether he committed a “disciplinary offense.” He had had falsely claimed that the 11-month-old refugee baby girl from Syria was “sexually abused,” contrary to the official autopsy report that found no signs of abuse of any kind. …

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Justice Ministry intervenes in prison release of ex Energa executive

Greece’s Justice Ministry intervened in the prison release of former executive of private power company Energa, Aris Floros. A court ruled the release on health grounds and triggered an outrage. Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis has reportedly asked for the court ruling that opened the way for the release of the …

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TV licenses: Private e-mails of CoS top judge stir Greece’s political agenda & lead to multiple investigations

The prosecutor of Athens ordered urgent investigation, after the e-mail content and private data of the vice president of the Council of State were partly published in the press. As the Council of State currently deals with constitutional conformity of the TV licenses law, many judges see an attempt to …

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