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ND: Constitutional crisis if High Court president, prosecutor are picked now

By George Gilson

A top advisor to main opposition New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis has warned that if the government during its last week in office appoints the new Supreme Court Chief Justice and Prosecutor after their term ends on 30 June and President Prokopis Pavlopoulos signs the necessary Presidential Decree, that could trigger a constitutional crisis.

Koufodinas furlough to be reviewed again

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld an appeal filed by its top prosecutor Xeni Dimitriou against the rejection of a furlough request for convicted November 17 terrorist Dimitris Koufodinas, paving the way for the likely approval of the request. 

A few hours later, Koufodinas ended a hunger strike he started on May 2 to protest the refusal of his request. 

Supreme Court overturns ruling denying furlough N17’s Koufodinas

By George Gilson

The Supreme Court (Areios Pagos) has overturned a ruling of a judicial council in Volos denying the now defunct N17 terrorist organisation's top gun, Dimitris Koufodinas, his seventh consecutive furlough.

Now the Volos Judicial Council will meet again with a new composition to re-examine the request, and it is considered highly likely that it will be granted.

Vandals disrupt traffic on Patission Street

Unknown vandals set fire on trash containers outside the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) and scattered fliers expressing support for convicted November 17 terrorist Dimitris Koufodinas on Monday.
Witnesses said the vandals emerged from the university campus on Patission Street. Traffic has been disrupted as a result of the incident.

Prosecutor appeals rejection of N17 terrorist's furlough request

Supreme Court prosecutor Xeni Dimitriou late on Friday appealed a decision by a judicial council not to grant a fresh furlough to convicted November 17 hitman Dimitris Koufodinas. 
The prosecutor's appeal is expected to be discussed by a judicial council of the Supreme Court and, if accepted, will pave the way for the review of the case. 

Top prosecutor appeals ruling rejecting N17 terrorist's furlough request

Supreme Court prosecutor Xeni Dimitriou late on Friday appealed a decision by a judicial council not to grant a fresh furlough to convicted November 17 hitman Dimitris Koufodinas. 
The prosecutor's appeal is expected to be discussed by a judicial council of the Supreme Court and, if accepted, will pave the way for the review of the case. 

Authorities scamper to deal with terrorist hunger-striker Koufodinas

Amid a spate of attacks of anarchist supporters of N17 terrorist Dimitris Koufodinas, who is on a hunger strike because a prosecutor denied him his seventh legally-mandated furlough, Greek police, judicial authorities, and the government are scampering to find a formula to prevent his death due to his two-week hunger-strike, which would make him a hero among his anarchist followers and open the

Succession race opens to replace retiring top court president, prosecutor

Greece's Justice Ministry announced on Monday that it has launched the procedure to replace the president and top prosecutor of the Supreme Court who have reached the obligatory retirement age.
According to the Constitution, the maximum age limit for judges is 67 years.

The court's president Vasilios Peppas and prosecutor Xeni Dimitriou will retire in June.

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