The Syriza-Independent Greeks government soon realised that the independent judiciary, free-thinking media, and the thinking public would not allow them to bring their plans to fruition.
On the one hand Parliament must probe to find the truth and on the other it must ensure the legal and constitutional order. The one is a precondition for the other.
Papangelopoulos alleges that there is a criminal cabal that wants to annihilate him and that he is a victim of political persecution.
The country needs a viable insurance system, and the government must swiftly address the issue,
There are a number of major cases in Greece that have reached the Supreme Court and it would be well for such cases to be given priority and not to be put off due to procedural issues .
The announcements over the last four years of the Association of Judges and Prosecutors had denounced the stance of the Tsipras government, which had repeatedly attacked the judiciary.
The disputation of judicial decisions and choices will continue, will not be eradicated, and will divide society from time to time.
The trial of Golden Dawn as a criminal organisation has dragged on for four years, longer than the Nuremberg trials.
It has been proven that the judiciary was used as a tool. High Court judges were manipulated and prosecutors were forced to or simply agreed to serve devious aims.
Government interventions in the judiciary occur almost daily as do governmental machinations. The effort to control, influence, and politically guide judicial functionaries were patently obvious.
Now that the Novartis scandal has boomeranged, the PM and the government are all either keeping silent or blaming the delays in the judicial process.
Ex-Deputy Supreme Court Prosecutor in open letter outlines a string of procedural violations and alleges targeted prosecution of politicians without the necessary evidence in the Novartis case.
The true bone of contention is reportedly who will serve as Supreme Court Prosecutor, as one of the candidates [Eirini Kalou] was a prosecutor in the Vatopedi Monastery land exchange case that bedeviled PM Kostas Karamanlis and New Democracy for years.
With a general election campaign in full swing and a government that is collapsing SYRIZA insists on appointing the successors of the outgoing Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and its chief prosecutor.
A Volos prosecutor vetoed his seventh furlough and his supporters are demanding that this prosecutorial authority be abolished.
Asked about Tsipras’ populism, he said that the government’s efforts to interfere in institutions are doomed to failure simply because, as he believes, it will lose the forthcoming general election.
We seek out or manufacture enemies instead of forging a fundamental consensus so as to escape the vicious circle into which the country has fallen.
The government is trying to keep the case in the news as a scandal even though it appears to be the biggest case of scandal-mongering of the last years.
This situation allows the government and media which have been assigned the role of publishing leaks to continue their scandal-mongering and political exploitation of a judicial case.
The probe is continuing in the cases of Samaras, Stournaras, Avramopoulos, Georgiadis, and Salmas, and sources say most if not all of those files will be closed by the end of April, due to lack of evidence.
Government leaks over many months about the jailing of suspects, bank accounts abroad, and the bribery of politicians which will blow the political system out of the water all proved to be nonsense.
One saw people burning to death even as the supposedly competent authorities asserted that everything was pretty much under control.
The eight are accused of participating in the coup and working with the network of Turkish cleric Fetullah Gulen.
This government has repeatedly violated the spirit of the country’s Basic Law and sometimes even the letter.
The Novartis affair has evolved into a major issue involving an institutional aberration and a departure from democratic normalcy. It emerged as a result of audits of the multi-national Swiss pharmaceuticals company by US authorities, which are sensitive about issues of exceedingly rapid entrepreneurial growth and of competition. Needless to say, Novartis over recent years […]
The judiciary will judge without bending to the threats of the executive power, and it will judge even its own functionaries who may have betrayed their mission.
The earsplitting revelations about the “friend” of a top minister and his ties to the Prime Minister’s office should have already been heard and duly noted by the judiciary.
Why did the PM hasten to express an opinion on a judicial case that is still under investigation? Who were the people who did not shield him from such an embarrassment?