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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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Greece to launch its first Justice Police Force

Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis has announced the launch of Greece’s first Justice Police force, a body that was legislated 26 years ago but has only just come into being. Active in Athens and Piraeus to begin with, it will be responsible for executing thousands of judicial orders that have been …

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Turkey submits third extradition request for the 8 Turkish soldiers

Turkey has filed one more extradition request claiming it had new evidence about the involvement of the 8 Turkish soldiers in the failed coup of July 2016.  The file was was given to Greek officials during the visit of Turkish Deputy Justice Minister Bilal Ucar in Athens on Tuesday. “We …

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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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Homes worth up to €300K to be exempted from electronic foreclosure

Residences worth up to 300,000 euros will be exempted from electronic foreclosure actions that are expected to be launched soon. The exemption follows an agreement of the Justice Minister with the banks. According to a report by athensnewsagency, all residences valued at 300,000 euros or less will be exempted from …

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Justice Minister seeks legal measures against vulgar and homophobic front-page of conservative daily

Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis asked the prosecutor of  Greece’s Supreme Court to investigate the homophobic and vulgar front page of far-right daily newspaper “Eleftheri Ora.” One day after the Parliament adopted the legislation for gender change, the newspaper published its Wednesday edition with the title Travesti – Parliament and subtitles: …

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