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Athanasios Rantos Elected New President of Greece’s Council of State

The Greek cabinet, following the proposal of Justice Minister Costas Tsiaras, has named Athanasios Rantos to be the next President of the Council of...

Russian Bitcoin Laundering Suspect Alexander Vinnik to Be Extradited to France

Russian national Alexander Vinnik's extradition to France can now proceed, following a ruling of Greece's Council of State which was published on Thursday. Vinnik, who was...

Greek Business Association Appeals Smoking Law at Supreme Court

PASKEDI, Greece's Association of Facilities and Consumers in Catering recently decided to appeal the latest smoking-ban law which has been enforced throughout the country...

Turkish Newspaper Claims Hagia Sophia Could Soon Become a Mosque

A story on the Turkish newspaper Yeni Safak's front page on Tuesday claimed that a recent decision by the Turkish Council of State could...

Council of State Nullifies Building Permit Given to High-Rise Building Near Acropolis

The Council of State, Greece's Supreme Administrative Court, announced on Friday that it is canceling the approval of a building permit for the construction...

Previous SYRIZA Government’s Reforms to Religious Education Ruled Unconstitutional

The Council of State (STE), Greece's highest administrative court, published its ruling on Friday in which it deems the changes to religious education introduced...

Austerity Cuts for Civil Servants Are Legal, Says Greece’s Top Court

The Council of State, Greece's highest court, ruled on Friday that the austerity cuts imposed on the country's civil servants during the years of...

Greece’s Highest Court Bans Smoking in Casinos, Entertainment Venues

The Council of State, Greece's highest court, ruled that smoking be prohibited in casinos and entertainment venues exceeding 300 square meters, annulling a previous...

Cohabitation Agreement For LGBT Couples Constitutional, Greece’s Council of State Says

Greece's Council of State announced that it has ruled as constitutional and in line with European law legislation the law that extends the cohabitation...

Greece’s Highest Court Confirms Church Must Pay Tax for Rented Property

The Council of State on Wednesday decided that the obligatory property tax on Church of Greece rental properties is correct. With three separate decisions (1731-1733/2018), Greece's...

Ankara Blasts Greek Court for Granting Asylum to Turkish Soldier

The Council of State, Greece's highest administrative court, on Wednesday granted irrevocable asylum to one of eight Turkish soldiers who sought refuge after the...

‘Rubicon’ Anarchists Target Council of State Premises (video)

About 70 members of the Rubicon anarchist group stormed into the Council of State building in central Athens on Monday vandalizing the facade and...

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