Judiciary of Russia

A New Series of Consultations with President Rumen Radev about the Bulgarian Constitution

A new series of consultations with the President. The occasion - changes in the Constitution.

Rumen Radev will speak with representatives of the Supreme Bar Council. According to the president, there is a need for changes in the judicial system.

CSM: Iohannis's statements regarding Girbovan, 'manifest attack on independence and prestige of justice'

The statements made by Klaus Iohannis regarding Dana Girbovan represent a "manifest attack on the independence and prestige of justice", the Section for Judges of the Supreme Council of Magistracy (CSM) claims.

Judiciary in turmoil due to handling of Novartis probe

Straight on the heels of Justice Minister Michalis Kalogirou's order yesterday that a disciplinary probe be launched against him, former Deputy Supreme Court Prosecutor Ioannis Angelis (who was supervisor of the corruption prosecutors handling the Novartis probe) has sent an open letter to the press outlining a long string of procedural violations and allegations that there were targeted prosec

Bulgarian President Convenes a Round Table on the Election of a Chief Prosecutor

President Rumen Radev convenes for a round table on the upcoming election of a new Chief Prosecutor.

The head of state will listen to the positions of the non-governmental sector and the professional organizations of Bulgarian lawyers in relation to the selection criteria and the powers of the future prosecutor number one.

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.

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.