Giorgos Gerapetritis

Greek minister meets with UEFA president in Switzerland

Minister of State Giorgos Gerapetritis met with UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin in Switzerland, as part of the government's efforts to restart professional Greek soccer on a new footing.

He also invited Ceferin, on behalf of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, to visit Greece and contribute technical know-how for the restructuring of the sport.

Prosecutor in Koukaki case says evidence points to misdemeanors

Commenting a day after a government minister called for tough charges against anarchists evicted from squats in Koukaki over the weekend, the head of the Athens prosecutor's office, Evangelos Ioannidis, said that the evidence submitted to judicial officials by police justified misdemeanor charges, not felonies.

State Minister wants tougher charges for Koukaki squatters

In the wake of the controversy that followed a police operation to empty two squats in Koukaki over the weekend, State Minister Giorgos Gerapetritis said on Monday that evicted squatters who hurled blocks of concrete and other projectiles at officers should face felony rather than misdemeanor charges.