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European Court acquits Greece of 300 mln euro fine over pastures

Panos - Feb 18, 2020

The European Court decided on Monday to cancel a European Commission's decision to impose a 300 million euro fine on Greece over pastures. The fine concerned the…

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Tsipras govt ‘volte-face’ on appointing high court justices before July 7 elex; requests consensus from Mitsotakis, ND

Panos - May 31, 2019

The SYRIZA government's justice minister on Thursday addressed a letter to main opposition New Democracy (ND) leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis calling for consensus by the latter's center-right party…

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High court prosecutor intervenes in N17 terrorist’s furlough request; overturns previous rejection

Panos - May 20, 2019

The head of the supreme court prosecutor's office on Friday evening overturned a ruling, issued the previous week by a regional judicial council, that had rejected a…

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High court rejects near-Athens shopping mall’s motion to open on Sundays between May and Oct.

Panos - Mar 21, 2019

A Council of State (CoS) decision this week rejected a motion by a discount shopping mall on the edges of the greater Athens area to remain open…

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Trial of «Bulgarian Escobar» begins in Thessaloniki

Panos - Jan 30, 2019

A Thessaloniki felony court tried on Monday the first out of five pending drug trafficking cases brought against Bulgarian national Ognian Atanasov. All five cases concern actions…

DEFENCE
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Former head of top defense ministry dept. handed 22-year sentence for bribery, money laundering

Panos - Dec 13, 2018

A former general secretary of the defense ministry's one-time armaments directorate, which in the past oversaw major weapons systems procurements by the Greek state, was handed down…

GREECE
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Appeals court frees woman serving 10yr sentence for falsifying grade school diploma, pending supreme court review

Panos - Nov 29, 2018

A five-justice appellate court in the central city of Larissa on Wednesday suspended the incarceration of a 53-year-old former municipal janitor serving a 10-year prison sentence on…

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Bakari Henderson killing: 7 to face retrial over brutal beating death of American in Greece

Panos - Nov 28, 2018

A prosecutor in Greece has ordered the retrial of seven suspects on murder charges over the fatal beating of Texan tourist Bakari Henderson on an island resort…

FINANCE
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High court: Monasteries in Greece must pay tax on properties; places of worship, charitable uses excluded

Panos - Nov 07, 2018

Orthodox monasteries in Greece are obliged to pay property taxes (ENFIA) for properties they own, excluding ones used as places of worship or for charitable purposes, a…

GREECE
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High court prosecutor order preliminary probe into claims contained in a suit by former FM Kotzias’

Panos - Nov 06, 2018

A supreme court prosecutor has ordered a preliminary investigation stemming from a "fictitious defendants" lawsuit filed by former foreign minister Nikos Kotzias last week, over what the…

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Prosecutor recommends guilty verdict against defendants in Bakari Henderson death

Panos - Oct 31, 2018

A prosecutor on the Ionian island of Zakynthos on Tuesday proposed a guilty verdict against nine defendants charged with homicide in the death of US tourist Bakari…

WORLD
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Court seized Dutch assets of Russian Gazprom to pay $2 million to Ukrainian state energy company

Panos - Jun 05, 2018

Ukraine’s state energy group Naftogaz had asked Swiss courts to enforce the ruling A court has seized the Dutch assets of Russian energy group Gazprom to pay…

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Reports: High court upholds 3rd memorandum-era law cutting social security benefits

Panos - May 14, 2018

A legal against a landmark law passed by the Tsipras coalition government that is mainly aimed to cut social insurance expenditures by the state has reportedly been…

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Greek court says e-cigarettes do not differ from traditional smoking

Panos - Apr 02, 2018

A top Greek court has decided that electronic cigarettes should have the same legal restrictions as traditional smoking does when it comes to bans in public places…

GREECE
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World Bank: 600,000 Court Cases Stuck in Greek Legal Limbo

Panos - Jan 30, 2018

As anyone who has a case pending in court knows, Greek justice moves at a particularly slow pace. A World Bank report has confirmed the problem, revealing…

GREECE
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Bomb explosion at the Athens Court of Appeals!

Panos - Dec 22, 2017

Anti-establishment organization “Rouvikonas” storm the Greek Parliament…again! (PHOTOS) A big explosion shook Athens at 3:25′. The explosion took place outside the Athens Court of Appeals on Lukareos…

GREECE
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Maria Kotrotsou sues Greek state for abandoning her daughter Myrto

Panos - Dec 05, 2017

Maria Kotrotsou, the mother of Myrto, the teenage girl (20 now) who has been forced to live in a wheelchair for the past five and a half…

GREECE
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Govt promises automatic prosecution for threats, disorderly behavior against notaries overseeing property auctions

Panos - Nov 09, 2017

The government on Wednesday promised to stiffen the law in Greece to allow the proprio motu (via law enforcement's own motion) prosecution of individuals on charges of…

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Greek Court Agrees To Send Cybercrime Suspect Sought By U.S. To Russia

Panos - Oct 12, 2017

A panel of judges in Greece on October 11 accepted Russia's request for the extradition of a Russian cybercrime suspect also being sought by the United States…

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Appellate level prosecutor recommends indictment against former Siemens Hellas chief; another 2 German executives on bribery charges

Panos - Aug 25, 2017

An appellate level prosecutor in Athens has recommended an indictment against former Siemens Hellas CEO Michalis Christoforatos on charges of bribery related to a massive contract for…