Supreme Court

Justice, Tempe, honor

The Supreme Court's intervention in the Tempe train collision investigation shows that the judiciary, at least, understands that the institutions are under the public's microscope in this case, and that it is of the greatest importance to restore citizens' faith in them.

Tempe rail crash: Top prosecutor urges scrutiny amid speculation

Supreme Court Prosecutor Georgia Adeilini has issued an order to the prosecutor's office in the appeals court of Larissa, in central Greece, which oversees the investigations into last year's deadly railway crash in the nearby Tempe Valley, to comprehensively clarify "every claim and every allegation" regarding the disaster to ensure there is no shadow over the investigation.

Supreme Court rules for extradition of Erdogan’s foe to Turkey

The Supreme Court of Greece announced its decision on Wednesday to extradite 54-year-old Ali Yesildag to Turkey. The Turkish national had close family and professional ties with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan before accusing Erdogan of corruption involving hundreds of millions of dollars.

Top court takes issue with EP vote on rule of law

The resolution adopted last week by the European Parliament regarding press freedom and the threat to the rule of law in Greece was slammed on Thursday by the plenary of the Supreme Court as direct interference in the work of the Greek judicial authorities, regarding a series of cases that are pending before the courts, with unproven and unsubstantiated allegations.

Three Supreme Court judges sacked

Three Supreme Court judges have been sacked due to inappropriate behavior and tardiness by the body's 65-member disciplinary council.

One of the sacked judges was involved in an incident where he jumped a queue in a supermarket to purchase 14 euros worth of goods, yelling at other customers that he was infected with Covid-19. 

Two Kurds arrested on foot of warrant

Two Turkish nationals of Kurdish origin were arrested on Tuesday in the northern Attican town of Oropos on foot of an arrest warrant, police have said.

Some years ago, the two men were sentenced in absentia to 3 years' and 9 months' imprisonment, respectively, for an incident in 2019 in which they assaulted police at a campsite in Evia.

MEP Kyrtsos’ immunity lifted

A plenary session of the European Parliament has voted in favor of lifting the immunity of Greek MEP Giorgos Kyrtsos, a member of the Renew Europe political grouping, following a request by the Athens Prosecutor's Office.

The request for the waiver of Kyrtsos' immunity was forwarded by the deputy prosecutor of the Supreme Court in a letter dated to June 27, 2023.