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New presidents appointed at Supreme Court and Council of State

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Cabinet on Wednesday announced the names of the new presidents of Greece’s two top courts, who will be taking over as the incumbents retire.

At the Supreme Court, Maria Georgiou – its most senior member and one of Parliament’s three picks – has been promoted from vice-president to president, taking over from Angeliki Aleiferopoulou, while at the Council of State, Greece’s highest administrative court, Dimitris Skaltsounis takes over from Mary Sharp.

Georgiou, who became a Supreme Court judge in 2017 and its vice-president in 2020, will serve a term of two years. In 38 years on the bench, Georgiou has handled several high-profile cases and also served as a judicial inspector.

Skaltsounis will serve as president of the CoS for one year, after which he will join a special tribunal assigned to investigate a case involving former justice minister Dimitris Papangelopoulos.