Judges, prosecutors call for changes to 'draconian' embezzlers law

The union of judges and prosecutors on Friday called for changes to what they described as a "draconian law" aimed at prosecuting criminals who embezzle state funds, following the 10-year jail sentence imposed on a cleaner for forging an elementary school certificate to get her job.

The Bulgarian Court Released Released the Person who Made Graffiti Against Le Pen on the Monument of the Soviet Army

The Sofia District Court (SCC) imposed the smallest measure of custody - a petition to the 22-year-old man who was arrested on Thursday night for spraying on the Soviet army monument. The prosecutor's office accused him of hooliganism, demanded the court's permanent arrest and refused to negotiate with the defendant's defense to conclude an agreement, reports Dnevink. 

Top court orders probe into TV presenter's racial slur

Supreme Court prosecutor Xeni Dimitriou on Monday ordered a preliminary investigation into the racist rant of a TV presenter against Panathinaikos basketball player Thanasis Antetokounmpo two weeks ago.

The probe, which will be conducted by the Athens Prosecutors Office, will look into possible violations of the anti-racism law and whether other offenses were committed.

CSM issues negative opinion on request for removal of AG Lazar; decision to be motivated and sent to MJ

The Prosecution Section of the Superior Council of Magistrates (CSM) on Monday issued a negative opinion on the proposal made by Justice Minister Tudorel Toader to remove Attorney General Augustin Lazar from office.

DNA maintains Senate's Tariceanu allegedly received 800,000 US dollars benefits from Austrian company

The Senate President, Calin Popescu-Tariceanu, indirectly received, 2007 to 2008, when he was prime minister, material benefits worth US about 800,000 dollars from an Austrian company, the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) shows in a reply sent to AGERPRES.

UPDATE DNA General Assembly supports request to JusMin Toader to cancel removal of AG Lazar

The General Assembly of the National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) decided on Friday to support a request to Minister of Justice Tudorel Toader to cancel the procedures for the removal from office of Romania's Attorney General Augustin Lazar.

Judges deny blame for delays in GD trial

The Greek Union of Judges and Prosecutors hit back on Friday at suggestions the court system is to blame for delays in the ongoing trial of the extreme-right Golden Dawn party.

In a statement, the union cited a shortage of space.

"The court meets 10 times a month because there is no special room to conduct the procedure on a more regular basis," it said.