Athens Bar Association

Clock ticking for Folli Follie case

With the risk that the statute of limitations will expire for a number of offenses related to the criminal case of troubled jewelry maker Folli Follie looming, the trial is expected to finally take place in June as the Athens Bar Association is poised to grant permission for lawyers to attend the proceedings.

Athens Bar Association comes out against chief prosecutor

The board of the Athens Bar Association (DSA) has voted by a two-thirds majority to "express its absolute and categorical opposition" to the issuing and the content of a legal opinion from the country's chief prosecutor arguing that the privacy watchdog ADAE cannot conduct audits of telecommunication companies to find out who is under surveillance by the national intelligence agency.

Athens Bar Association to discuss president’s birthday gathering

A member of the Athens Bar Association requested a meeting of the union's board of directors to discuss about the head of the association, after videos emerged on Saturday showing him celebrating his birthday in his office with several people the day before, despite a ban on gatherings during the lockdown.

Verdicts expected on Friday in tense murder trial

A court is on Friday expected to give its verdict in the trial of two defendants accused of the murder and rape of 21-year-old university student Eleni Topaloudi on the island of Rhodes in November 2018 in a tension-filled trial which saw the president of the Athens Bar Association asking the Supreme Court to reprimand the prosecutor over her defamatory remarks directed against the lawyers of t

Deputy minister appointed gov't spokesperson until July elections

Deputy Digital Policy Minister Lefteris Kretsos is taking over as government spokesperson during the election campaign, the prime minister's office announced Friday.
Dimitris Tzanakopoulos gave up the post to run with ruling SYRIZA's ticket in the national elections on July 7.
On Thursday, Antonis Roupakiotis was sworn in caretaker Interior Minister, ahead of the elections.