Slow pace of justice hampering economic growth


The slow pace of justice in Greece is one of the main obstacles to economic growth, according to the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV).

On Wednesday SEV presented a European Commission report showing that the time needed for first-degree civic and commercial cases averages at 378 days in Greece, against an average of 242 days in the European Union.

Administrative cases take an average of 964 days, compared to 402 days in the EU.

SEV stressed the constant rise of unheard cases in courts and proposed a series of measures, such as the optimum utilization of technology and computers, which could save time and create some 1,400 jobs.