Georgiou case: Gov’t withdraws ECHR appeal

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The government has withdrawn an application to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) requesting a review of the decision vindicating former president of the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) Andreas Georgiou that his right to a fair trial had been violated in Greece.

Last month, while the government was in the hands of a caretaker administration, the State Legal Council filed an application for a review of the case by the ECHR, rejecting the decision that Georgiou did not have a fair trial in Greece.

As soon as the newly elected Mitsotakis government learned about the application, it immediately started the procedures to withdraw the request.

The Finance Ministry has confirmed that the appeal has been withdrawn. 

After twelve years before the Greek courts, Georgiou was vindicated in March by the ECHR, which condemned Greece for violating his...

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