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Supreme Court excludes far-right the Spartans from EU elections

Greece’s Supreme Court, Arios Pagos, ruled on Wednesday afternoon that the far-right party, Spartiates – the Spartans – cannot participate in the upcoming European elections on June 9, 2024. Although the reasoning has not published yet, Mega TV reported that the Supreme Court suggested that the former No 2 of …

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Supreme Court slams EP resolution on Rule of Law in Greece

The plenary of Greece’s Supreme Court issued a statement slamming a resolution adopted last week by the European Parliament regarding press freedom and the threat to the rule of law in Greece. The Supreme Court statement spoke of  “a direct interference in the work of the Greek judicial authorities, regarding …

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Supreme Court orders investigation into floods in central Greece

Greece’s Supreme Court Prosecutor has ordered an investigation into the floods  in Central Greece and demands in-depth probes in potential mismanagement of thousands of euros in funding for anti-flooding works in the area. The investigation extends just 3 years backwards, after medicane Ianos hit the area in 2020. The prosecutor …

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Greece Supreme Court: Law does not recognize “private beaches”

Greece’s Supreme Court has sent a memo to prosecutors across the country informing them that “the law does not recognize private beaches.” “The law does not recognize ‘private’ beaches!” the Supreme Court memo stressed, adding that any attempt to block public access – which is protected by the Greek Constitution …

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Greece’s chief prosecutor says he would have stopped audit into communications company

In an interview at the Delphi Economic Forum,the chief prosecutor of Greece’s Supreme Court, Isidoros Dogiakos,said on the wiretapping scandal, that had he knew the Independent Anti-Corruption Commission (ADAE) was checking biggest telecommunications company in the country, the OTE, he would had prevented it. “The opinion of the prosecutor of …

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Supreme Court Vice resigns in legal dispute over far-right party ban

The vice-president of the Supreme Court resigned on Monday in legal dispute with the conservative Mitsotakis government over the ban on far-right party ahead of the upcoming general elections on May 21. Vice president Christos Tzanerikos was going to preside over the A1 Section of the courts that will judge …

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Outrage as Supreme Court allows funds to auction residents

The Greek Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that servicers based in Greece have the right to participate in court actions and carry residential auctions under their brand name and not as representatives of funds. The decision was issued in an unprecedented speed for Greece’s justice, in just two weeks after …

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Supreme Court prosecutor’s threats on wiretapping triggers outcry in legal community

The prosecutor of the Supreme Court Isidoros Dogiakos, threatens the members of the independent Authority for Communication Security and Privacy (ADAE) with prison sentences if they continue the checks on mobile phone providers for the surveillance. Independent Authority for Communication Security and Privacy (ADAE) no longer has the authority to …

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Jewish community accuses newly appointed Supreme Court vice president of “antisemitism”

The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece (KIS) has reacted to the appointment of Supreme Court Judge Marianthi Pagouteli as Vice President of Greece’s Supreme Court, accusing her of anti-Semitic conduct. “The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece expresses the strong resentment of the Greek Jewry for the …

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Greek NGOs appeal to Supreme Court for rescue of 50 migrants stranded at Evros islet

Two Greek NGOs tabled a complaint on Tuesday with the Supreme Court of Greece calling for the rescue of 50 Syrian migrants, including 3 pregnant women and 12 children, from an islet on the Evros River, in Greece’s borders with Turkey. The Greek Council for Refugees and HumanRights360 said the …

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Supreme Court fires one judge, one prosecutor for massive delays in handling dozen of cases

The Disciplinary Plenum of Greece’s Supreme Court fired one judge and one public prosecutor for “inadequacy” in performing their duties, due to massive delays in issuing court rulings. The Plenum also temporarily suspended the presiding judge of a first-instance court for six months for unjustified absences from her post. Since …

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Supreme Court prosecutor blocks early release of Golden Dawn convict

Greece’s Supreme Court prosecutor has opened the window for the possibility to reverse the decision for the conditional release from prison of the convicted Golden Dawn member Giorgos Patelis. One day after the release decision by the Court of Appeal in Athens, the chief prosecutor of the Supreme Court Vassilis …

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Greece’s Supreme Court prosecutor targets mask-deniers with arrest, imprisonment

The Supreme Court prosecutor in Greece has decided to take action against mask-deniers and issued a circular on Tuesday seeking the immediate arrest of  people who refuse to wear a face mask in violation of public health safety rules or encourage other people to do so. Chief prosecutor Vassilis Pliotas …

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“Violating coronavirus measures is a crime,” says Greece’s Supreme Court

Violating the measures imposed by Greece’s health authorities to contain the spread of coronavirus should be treated as a crime and prosecuted, the Supreme Court said on Thursday. Punishment reaches up to life imprisonment if violating the measures causes death. In a memo sent to prosecution offices, the Supreme Court …

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