Thursday Jul 31, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
32o C
25o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Jailed GD MPs to appear in Parliament

 Lawmakers detained pending trial to get permission to attend immunity votes

Detained lawmakers of the ultra-right Golden Dawn party who face having their immunity to prosecution lifted are to be given permission to attend Parliament on the days that the House is due to discuss their cases, Kathimerini has learned.

Giorgos Germenis and former GD MP Stathis Boukouras are due in Parliament on Wednesday at around noon ahead of a vote on whether their immunity should be lifted for prosecution on charges of the illegal possession of explosives and weapons.

Lawmakers are also scheduled to vote on whether to lift the immunity of GD MP Nikos Michos and another former GD legislator, Chrysovalantis Alexopoulos, who quit the party in March, shortly before Boukouras left. Michos faces drug-related charges while Alexopoulos faces charges of belonging to a criminal organization.

Another three Golden Dawn lawmakers party leader Nikos Michaloliakos, his second-in-command Christos Pappas and Yiannis Lagos are also expected to be granted leave from pretrial custody to attend parliamentary debates on a series of criminal charges they are facing. It remained unclear on Tuesday, however, when the discussion of their cases will be held.

In a statement on its website, Golden Dawn suggested that the government might seek to put off the debate until after local authority and European Parliament elections later this month to avoid additional political tensions.

Germenis or Boukouras, who are due in Parliament Wednesday, are expected to be transferred to the House amid high security and might be obliged to address fellow lawmakers in handcuffs.

ekathimerini.com , Tuesday May 6, 2014 (21:52)  
Strawberry farm shooting verdict draws ire
Greece evacuates Tripoli embassy
Former municipal police officers put on the beat in city center
Coalition tweaks multi-bill in bid to pacify armed forces, emergency services
Govt reins in spending of regions
The government has called on regional authorities to reduce their operating expenses and the money they spend on overtime ahead of the drafting of the 2015 state budget, while adding that in...
Intralot to run one-horse race for betting permit
State privatization fund TAIPED is expected to launch another tender with just one bidder, as it has done on several occasions since it started operating, on Thursday. At stake is the operat...
Inside Business
SOCCER
Goalless draw at Liege puts Greens in driving seat
Panathinaikos got the upper hand in the battle for entry to the Champions League playoffs after snatching a goalless draw at Standard Liege on Wednesday. If anything, the Greek cup holders m...
SOCCER
Greek league recruits former referee Dallas
Former referee Hugh Dallas has been appointed as the head referee of the Greek Super League, the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) said in a statement on Wednesday. The 56-year-old Scot ear...
Inside Sports
EDITORIAL
Populism eating up education
The fact that the issue of education is not topping the list of priorities for the current coalition government, but instead, has been left in the hands of incapable politicians is utterly i...
COMMENTARY
A valued but mistreated professional
I did not know much on a personal level about Dimitris Stefanou, Greeces former administrative reform general secretary who died earlier this week at the age of 46. I did, however, have a s...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
RECENT NEWS
1. Goalless draw at Liege puts Greens in driving seat
2. Strawberry farm shooting verdict draws ire
3. Govt reins in spending of regions
4. Greece evacuates Tripoli embassy
5. Former municipal police officers put on the beat in city center
6. Intralot to run one-horse race for betting permit
more news
Today
This Week
1. Wine cup used by Pericles found in grave north of Athens
2. IMF's Lagarde not sure yet about debt relief for Greece
3. Six firms submit bids to lease Vouliagmeni beach
4. Coalition submits new proposals for Greek coastline
5. Police arrest one, seek another three over counterfeit goods
6. EU Commissioner Damanaki unlikely to return to Greek politics
Today
This Week
1. Quadriplegic woman on life support 'dies due to unpaid power bills'
2. Hedge fund Dromeus turns Greek tragedy to triumph with 160 pct gain
3. Front-line threats
4. Defense Minister Avramopoulos to represent Greece at European Commission
5. Greece names fifth privatization agency chief in four years
6. Greek coast guard picks up 77 migrants off Myconos
Find us ...
... on
Twitter
... on Facebook
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.