Practice of law

Thermal cameras to be deployed at courthouses to screen for fevers: Justice minister

Courthouses in Turkey will start using thermal cameras at their entrances to screen for fevers to prevent anyone potentially infected with the coronavirus from entering the premises, Justice Minister Abdülhamit Gül said on May 29 as the country's judiciary is set to resume its work as part of its normalization phase.

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Chambers Europe has awarded PotamitisVekris the "Greece Law Firm of the Year 2020" award.
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Akazoo is facing legal proceedings

A series of US legal firms on Tuesday invited the shareholders of Greek online music streaming company Akazoo to take part in legal cases being launched against the Athens-based corporation on the grounds of cheating, following a hedge fund report alleging serious irregularities at the Nasdaq-listed enterprise.

Former prosecutor accuses ex minister of pressuring officials

Former financial crimes prosecutor Panayiotis Athanasiou is said to have accused former alternate justice minister Dimitris Papangelopoulos of putting pressure on judicial officials to investigate or even prosecute individuals, mainly businessmen from the media sector, without any incriminating evidence, during his testimony before a parliamentary inquiry committee on Tuesday. 

Online messages posted by magistrates influence public perception of judiciary

Judges and prosecutors have to display poise and wisdom when posting online, because their opinions influence society's perception of the judiciary, reads one of the conclusions of a conference to release good practice guidance for magistrates using social media or online platforms.

UPDATE/Justice Ministry to resume selection of attorney general after rejecting four bids

The Justice Ministry is to resume the selection procedure for bids to the position of Romania's attorney general, Justice Minister Tudorel Toader confirmed to AGERPRES on Wednesday. The decision was made after the selection board chaired by Toader rejected the four candidates who had filed bids: Augustin Lazar, Marian Drilea, Gabriela Scutea and Daniel Horodniceanu.

Former chief anti-graft prosecutor on bid to European Prosecutor's Office: We'll see influence of events on negotiations

Former Romania's chief anti-graft prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi on Monday morning reported to Bucharest Police Precinct 18 to sign for court supervision in a court case in which she is accused of abuse of office, bribe taking and false testimony related to the repatriation of controversial former chief investor Nicolae Popa.

Kovesi: Difficult time for Justice in Romania; I couldn't wait to come back to join protest

Former prosecutor-in-chief of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) Laura Codruta Kovesi said on Saturday that Justice in Romania is going through a "difficult time" and this is the signal given by the magistrates who have protested lately. "Justice in Romania is now at a very difficult point and I do not know if we can manage to overcome this moment on our own.