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More than 300,000 criminal court rulings unexecuted, lost cash for the state coffers

Over 300,000 criminal court rulings remain unexecuted, depriving the cash-strapped state coffers of millions of euros in fines and prompting the government to take measures to remedy the situation, Kathimerini understands.

The government plans to revise a 2011 law calling for prison sentences up to five years to be paid off in cash, which is believed to be responsible for the rampant impunity.

Only 1 million of a total 22 million euros in fines imposed by the Athens Appeals Court was paid last year. Things were slightly better at the Court of First Instance, where the state collected 7.7 million euros in fines out of a total 18.6 million.