Council of State rejects full payback of ESY doctors’ wages

The Council of State plenary on Monday rejected the appeal of 4,673 doctors in the National Health System (ESY) for retroactive backpay of wages cut from August 2012 to the end of 2018. In 2018, the Council ruled that the wage cuts to all doctors [...]

Judges, prosecutors lose CoS appeal to be exempted from ‘source of wealth’ statements

The Council of State on Monday rejected an appeal by judges and prosecutors to be exempted from filing a “source of wealth” (pothen esches) statement listing their assets. The Council also ruled that the filing – which is annually [...]

Prominent lawyers deny charges in testimonies to special investigator

Two prominent Greek laywers who were arrested in relation to the the so-called “Korydallos prison mafia” case denied criminal charges in their testimony to a special examining magistrate on Monday, with one of them suing a minister [...]

Police arrest gang of teens that robbed elderly people in Athens

Police on Monday reported the dismantling of gang mostly made up underage minors that targeted and robbed elderly people in the Athens district of Patissia. According to the local police station, the gang operated by following the elderly and [...]

Foreign nationals caught using fake documents to travel abroad at Heraklion airport

Three men, aged 29, 39 and 41, were arrested at Heraklion airport “Nikos Kazantzakis” when they attempted to travel to the Netherlands and France using fake travel documents. The three suspects had fake documents allegedly issued [...]

Three killed, two injured in climbing and canyoning accidents

A couple from Singapore and one Greek trainer were killed while canyoning in the Agios Loukas Gorge in Xylokastro, Corinth, while the team leader, another Greek man, was injured and taken to a hospital in Corinth. Fire department rescuers concluded [...]

Court rejects ‘Mr Bitcoin”s appeal for release

An appeal by Russian national Alexander Vinnik for his release from detention was rejected by a Piraeus misdemeanours court on Thursday after hearing his testimony. Alexander Vinnik, known as ‘Mr. Bitcoin’ is sought on several international [...]

UN experts to present findings on gender discrimination in Greece on Friday

A team of United Nations experts that has been assessing Greece’s efforts to establish gender equality and its progress in eradicating discrimination against women in legislation and in action will present its findings in Athens on Friday. According [...]

Supreme Court judges renew term of Corruption Prosecutor Eleni Touloupaki for two years

A Senior Council of Judges of the Greek Supreme Court on Thursday voted to renew the term of the current Prosecutor for Corruption, Eleni Touloupaki, for another two years. According to sources, the vote was carried by a majority of eight votes [...]

Three arrested and 102 detained during operation in Exarchia, police report

Three people were arrested for drug-related offences and 102 were detained during a sweeping operation in the Athens district of Exarchia on Thursday, according to a police report later the same day. The operation started early on Thursday morning [...]