eKathimerini – A crisis in our justice system

Nikos Konstandaras discusses the Georgiou case and other high profile legal battles.  Read the English-language article here.

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In.gr – Editorial to Vima: Judicial absurdity

An editorial on the Greek news portal In.gr reviews Andreas Georgiou’s return for a third trial on charges of inflating the deficit and concludes: “As many ideological and political blinders as one may have, it transcends the limits of the absurd to believe that one individual in a state service that records statistical data, can be responsible for all of the wounds of the country during the years of the crisis. At long last, this tragicocomic affair must come to an end.”

Read the English language article here.

FT – Syriza choice for justice minister sparks Greek rule of law fears

Financial Times:  Kerin Hope reviews concerns about the rule of law in Greece following the appointment of Michalis Kalogerou as the new Syriza justice minister.  He mentions the Georgiou case as one of many examples that worry observers.   See the full article here (subscribers only).

FT – Greece should not hound man who refused to falsify the figures [also published in Kathimerini]

A letter signed by 10 former staff of the IMF, in support of Andreas Georgiou, appeared in the Financial Times. It is available at this link.

The letter was translated and published in the Greek Newspaper Kathimerini. See the Greek language article here.

The International Association for Official Statistics issues a note “80 Former Chief Statisticians Condemn Prosecution of Andreas Georgiou”.

The International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS) has issued a note:  “80 Former Chief Statisticians Condemn Prosecution of Andreas Georgiou”.  The communication is available here.  The media cover note that was associated with this communication is available here.

Capital – Το παγκόσμιο δικαστικό φαινόμενο του καθηγητή Ανδρέα Γεωργίου [The global judicial phenomenon of Professor Andreas Georgiou]

Panagiotis Stathis describes the multiple criminal trials and reversals of favorable rulings (acquittals) that comprise the judicial saga of Georgiou.  See the Greek language article here.