The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg, France. Photo: EPA-EFE/PATRICK SEEGER
"The court finds that a period exceeding four years and three months to decide on a case such as an applicant's, and in particular in view of what was at stake for him, was excessive and failed to meet the 'reasonable time' requirement," the Strasbourg-based rights court's ruling said.
Today, Wednesday, September 15, the major Plenary Session of the Court of Auditors is meeting for the retroactive funds owed to 300,000 state pensioners, amounting to 1.5-2 billion euros.
It is clear that this development is creating fiscal headaches for the government, which has not yet been able to repay its previous debts.