Probe launched into fire in downtown Thessaloniki

An investigation has been launched by the Fire Service into the exact causes of a blaze that broke out on Friday afternoon in an abandoned building block next to the Chamber of Industry in downtown Thessaloniki, northern Greece, leaving two people in critical condition.

Compensation trial for Mati wildfire postponed

The trial for compensation claims by relatives and survivors of the wildfire in the eastern Attica resort of Mati in 2018 was postponed on Friday as the defending state bodies were not ready.

Court convicts helicopter pilot of UK wife’s killing

A Greek helicopter pilot was convicted Monday of killing his British-Greek wife in their home on the outskirts of Athens and trying to mislead police for weeks by claiming she was killed by intruders in a brutal house invasion.

Council of State rules in favor of campus police

The Council of State, Greece’s highest administrative court, has ruled that legislation which provides for the creation of a new police corps, permanently stationed on university campuses, does not violate academic freedom and the self-governing legal status of the institutions.

How meritocracy reinforces inequality

We normally have unexamined certainties to guide us through daily life. But few people are so gifted at shaking those certainties than Michael Sandel.

English in new courts in Cyprus

Cypriot Justice Minister Stephie Dracos expressed on Friday her satisfaction with a constitutional amendment allowing the use of the English language by two new courts that are expected to be created to handle commercial and maritime cases.

Kymina man sentenced for beheading pigeon

A 50-year-old man who beheaded a pigeon in Kymina, Thessaloniki, in northern Greece, in 2019 has been sentenced to 12 months in prison, suspended for three years, and fined 5,000 euros.

Abortions and the pendulum

A decision by the US Supreme Court to overturn the 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide would resemble a historic turning point.

Draft abortion ruling signals seismic political shift

The Supreme Court on Tuesday confirmed that a leaked draft ruling to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision was authentic but not final, even as the disclosure triggered political upheaval with potentially broad electoral and legal consequences.