As part of changes to the state’s treatment of sexual violence against minors, Justice Minister Kostas Tsiaras on Monday announced a far tougher approach, which includes making incest a felony after reforms to the penal code in 2019 made it a misdemeanor.


25.06.2021 / 10:02

The investigation into the involvement of politicians in the Novartis scandal could take on a new twist after a request was submitted on Thursday for the lifting of the protection status for the witnesses, whose – so far unsubstantiated – complaints four year ago indicted 10 politicians.

15.06.2021 / 01:32

As part of the effort to expedite proceedings concerning organized crime, Supreme Court prosecutor Vassilis Pliotas has decided that once the Hellenic Police create a relevant case file it must immediately notify the Prosecutor’s Office of the Supreme Court. 

07.06.2021 / 19:53

Prompted by the recent barrage of gangland-style shootings, the Justice Ministry is preparing a slew of changes to the Greek penal code that will extend prison time for those convicted for organized or other serious crimes.

03.05.2021 / 07:00

A new legal landscape regarding divorced parents and their children will be created by the provisions of a government bill which will bring radical changes to Family Law for the first time since 1983.

27.04.2021 / 14:01

Convicted Golden Dawn lawmaker Ioannis Lagos was arrested in his home in Brussels on Tuesday, shortly after a European arrest warrant was issued for the far-right MEP.

19.04.2021 / 22:04

More political turmoil is expected in the already acrimonious probe into the judicial handling and possible political motives of the 2016 allegations that several top-flight politicians took bribes from Swiss drugmaker Novartis.

07.04.2021 / 18:23

The head of the Athens Prosecutor’s Office has ordered an investigation into allegations of physical and verbal abuse, as well sexual harassment made by 22 former athletes of rhythmic gymnastics against an unspecified number of coaches.

10.03.2021 / 12:49

Ruling New Democracy submitted a proposal to Parliament on Tuesday for the establishment of a pre-investigation committee to probe the possible criminal accountability of former SYRIZA minister Nikos Pappas with regard to a TV license competition.

06.03.2021 / 09:32

The leadership of the Supreme Court issued a statement on Friday that was seen as an indirect but clear condemnation of the position expressed last week by the Union of Judges and Prosecutors, which had called on the state to change its stance with regard to jailed terrorist Dimitris Koufodinas, who is on hunger strike, and to essentially back down.

05.03.2021 / 08:16

A misdemeanor court on Thursday rejected a request by the lawyers of hunger-striking convicted terrorist Dimitris Koufodinas for a commuted sentence on health grounds. His lawyers had appealed for the suspension due to the critical condition of his health.