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Prosecutors call on justice minister to rein in aggressive lawyers

The Association of Prosecutors of Greece (EEE) called on the justice minister on Wednesday to intervene with legislative measures to ensure criminal cases proceed smoothly at courts and to rein in aggressive lawyers. The Association condemned as unacceptable and professionally abusive the behavior of certain defense lawyers, and called for …

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EX PASOK Minister files lawsuits against prosecutors investigating Novartis

Former PASOK Minister and current KINAL MP, Andreas Loverdos, has filed lawsuits against the Supreme Court prosecutors investigating the Novartis bribery scandal. Early Monday morning, Loverdos filed the lawsuits against Corruption Prosecutor, Eleni Touloupaki, and two assistant prosecutors over their handling of the Novartis case. He accuses the judicial official …

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Mati wildfire report: Cynical 199-operators, complete chaos in Fire Service

The prosecutors’ report on the Mati wildfire on 23. July 2018 highlights the complete lack of organization and operation, and reveals the shocking responses by the Fire Service operators to residents desperately calling for help. The anguished calls by distressed citizens fearing for their lives were met with the cynicism …

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Greek website exposes identity of “protected witness” in Novartis bribery case

Discredit the corruption prosecutors having investigated in the Novartis bribery case, question the credibility of the the protected witnesses, demand that their identity is revealed. This has been the strategy of those whose names have been involved in the case file of the Novartis as wells as a large part …

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Greek Culture Ministry in contact with NY prosecutors to claim back stolen antiquities

Greece’s Ministry of Culture is in contact with the prosecutor’s office in Manhattan, after New York authorities seized several antiquities from the private collection of billionaire Michael Steinhardt on Friday. General Secretary of the Greek Culture and Sports Ministry, Maria Andreadaki-Vlazaki said on Sunday “the Ministry is in contact with …

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500 high schools in occupation: students and parents … detained!

A wave of occupations by protesting students across the country has called in prosecutors and police in schoolyards. At the same time, Greek media report of detentions of students and even their parents, of preventive detentions for no actual reason and an incident of police violence against a high school …

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Prosecutor calls IKA chief with felony charges

Corruption prosecutors filled felony charges against Rovertos Spyropoulos, the chief administrator of Greece biggest social security fund IKA. According to Greek media, Spyropoulos allegedly helped a big supermarket chain to avoid paying 18,000,000 euro debts to IKA. Prosecutors accuse Spyropoulos of corruption and breach of trust against the Greek state. …

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Anastasiades: Temporary capital restrictions, prosecutors to seek those responsible for the crisis

Cyprus president Nicos Anastasiades spoke to the nation on Sunday evening and in a televise address he tried to explain the 10-billion-euro bailout deal that will shut down the second large bank of the country and leave owners of more than 100,000 euro in bank deposits poorer at estimated 40 percent. Anastasiades …

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Greece’s Supreme Court: Wages Cuts for Judges & Prosecutors Against Constitution

While the Greek Parliament claims the austerity measures are compatible with the Constitution, the country’s Supreme Administrative Court decided they were ‘unconstitutional’ – at least some of them. The pleanary of Supreme Court (Areios Pagos) unanimously  ruled that the new cuts in judges’ and prosecutors’ wages were against the Greek Constitution. Under …

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Greek Prosecutors in Action: Staging Protests Over Wages Cuts

Greek prosecutors will go in action and launch a series of protests as the governments plans wages cuts also in the so-called “special payrolls”. The Governing Council of the Association of Prosecutors in Greece, held an emergency meeting on Sunday and decided to stage dynamic actions to protest the upcoming wages …

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