Stelios Petsas

Top judge set to become first female president on Wednesday

A high court judge is set to become Greece's first female president in a vote on Wednesday after two opposition parties sided with the center-right government's nomination.

Katerina Sakellaropoulou, 63, has served as president of the Council of State, a top administrative court, for the past 15 months.

Ex prosecutor accuses former minister of costing the state

In her second day of testimony before a parliamentary committee probing possible political interference in the Novartis bribery investigation, Greece's former top corruption prosecutor Eleni Raikou on Wednesday claimed that former alternate justice minister Dimitris Papangelopoulos had cost the Greek state millions of euros as well as seeking to intervene in the probe. 

German official says Libya summit will not discuss maritime borders

The summit that will be held in Berlin this Sunday to try to find a path to peace for Libya will not discuss a contentious deal signed between Turkey and Libya on maritime borders, a German Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Wednesday, responding to a question on why Greece was not invited to the conference, despite its request to participate.

Greece has asked Germany to participate in Libya summit

Greece has asked to attend a summit in Berlin which will discuss a path to peace in Libya, government spokesman Stelios Petsas revealed on Tuesday.

The news came a regular press briefing, when Petsas was asked about Greece's "absence" from any diplomatic initiatives concerning the crisis in Libya.

Greece-US relationship at historic high, says government spokesman

Greece and the United States are at one of the best, if not the best phase of their bilateral relationship, Greek government spokesman Stelios Petsas said ahead of a scheduled meeting between Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and US President Donald Trump in Washington on Tuesday.