Monday, April 15, 2024

      Subscribe Now!

 

spot_img
spot_img
GreeceGreece made significant progress in improving its rule of law, says annual...

Greece made significant progress in improving its rule of law, says annual EU report

Hellenic News of America
Hellenic News of Americahttps://www.hellenicnews.com
The copyrights for these articles are owned by HNA. They may not be redistributed without the permission of the owner. The opinions expressed by our authors do not necessarily reflect the opinions of HNA and its representatives.

Latest articles

Greece has made progress in four of five recommendations on improving the rule of law in the country, the European Commission noted in its Rule of Law Report for 2022, released on Wednesday.

Specifically, Greece made significant progress in following recommendations in these areas:

– Ensuring the effective and systematic verification of the accuracy of asset disclosures filed by all types of public officials

– Increasing efforts to establish a robust track record of prosecutions and final judgments in corruption cases

– Ensuring that registration requirements for civil society organisations are proportionate in view of maintaining an open framework for them to operate

Thanks for reading Hellenic News of America

– Establishing safeguards to improve the working conditions and physical safety of journalists, although legislative safeguards are yet to be established, taking into account European standards on journalists’ protection.

One area Greece made little progress, the report said, is in addressing the need for involvement of the judiciary in the appointment of the president and vice-president of the Council of State, the Supreme Court and the Court of Audit, by taking into account European standards on judicial appointments.

Minister’s reaction

Justice Minister Giorgos Floridis welcomed the European Commission’s report on Wednesday .

In a statement, Floridis said that the report “expresses the government’s willingness to face challenges noted by the report,” particularly focusing on the need to improve the speed by which courts try a case and reach a verdict.

The latter, Floridis said, “is already being implemented with reforms and investments in justice, in the framework of growth plan ‘Greece 2.0’, through digital governance, the new judicial map of Greece, and the training, evaluation and boosting of human resources in justice.”

SOURCE; ANA-MPA

The copyrights for these articles are owned by the Hellenic News of America. They may not be redistributed without the permission of the owner. The opinions expressed by our authors do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Hellenic News of America and its representatives.

Get Access Now!

spot_img
spot_img
spot_img