NEWS

Judicial posts approved

The Cabinet yesterday approved the appointment of senior judicial officials for the Supreme Court, Council of State and State Audit Council proposed by Justice Minister Philippos Petsalnikos. Dimitris Linos, vice president of the Supreme Court, is to be the new Supreme Court prosecutor, following the retirement last month of Evangelos Kroustallakis. Linos, 64, graduated from Athens Law School and has a postgraduate degree from King’s College, London. He has served as a judge in Athens, Samos, Alexandroupolis and Thessaloniki before joining the Supreme Court in 1998, becoming its vice president a year ago. Supreme Court judges Nikolaos Georgilis, Theodoros Lazanopoulos, Stylianos Paterakis and Athanasios Kritikos are promoted to the posts of vice president. Council of State member Panayiotis Floros is promoted to vice president of the Council, while State Audit Council member Ioannis Karavokyris is also upgraded to vice president.