JUSTICE

organized-crime-cases-to-be-expedited-for-trial
NEWS

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. 


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NEWS

The repeated requests for the charges faced by fire brigade and civil protection officials over their management of the deadly fire in Mati in 2018 to be upgraded from misdemeanors to felonies have received a fresh boost with an Athens prosecutor’s call for audio recordings including threats by ex-fire chief Vassilis Mattheopoulos against investigator Dimitris Liotsios to be introduced in the court case.


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NEWS

A court in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, handed a life sentence on Tuesday to a 55-year-old woman found guilty of murdering her former father-in-law with a frying pan in 2019.

stricter-penalties-for-major-crimes-in-the-pipeline
NEWS

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.


divorce-goes-digital-in-july
NEWS

Couples ending their marriage will be able to get their divorce papers online from the gov.gr portal and through an authorized attorney as of July under the new family law, with the divorce expected to come through in just 10 days.

policemen-lawyers-to-be-tried-for-bribery
NEWS

Nineteen people, including active and retired police officers, and lawyers, are set to stand trial for bribery, accused of paying police officers serving in central Athens precincts not to carry out inspections at illegal brothels and gambling dens.



probe-into-university-corona-party-violations
NEWS

The prosecutor’s office in the northern port city of Thessaloniki has ordered a preliminary investigation after fresh complaints were made regarding so-called “corona parties” last weekend on the premises of the Aristotle University.


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NEWS

Businessman Thomas Liakounakos, former General Secretary for Procurements at the Ministry of Defense Yannis Sbokos and Monaco-based British lawyer and businessman Peter Coleridge, a Liakounakos collaborator, were acquitted Thursday of charges of bribery and money laundering in a case over 20 years old.

migration-lawsuit-launched-against-eu-s-border-agency
NEWS

Human rights lawyers said Tuesday that they have launched legal action against the European Union’s border and coast guard agency at the bloc’s top court, accusing Frontex of violating the rights of people trying to seek asylum and other breaches of international law.