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This team contributes leading decisions from Greece

Greece's Most Recent Decision

The most recent decision from Greece is Judgment 2172/2009, a decision rendered in Greece by the Council of the State on Jun 29, 2009, involving an applicant from Turkey. A brief summary of the facts of the case is: Ethnic Kurd who experienced arrest, imprisonment and torture fears persecution because he is a member of the Kurdish organization PKK

Courts in Greece

Council of the State

The National Coordinators for Greece are:

Costas Papadimitriou

Costas Papadimitriou is Associate Professor on the Faculty of Law at the University of Athens. He is the Director of the Department of Environmental and Economic Studies and Greek Parliament Mediator-Arbitrator with the Organism of Mediation and Arbitration


Dimitrios Gratsias

On 21 October, 2010 representatives of the EU member states' governments appointed Dimitrios Gratsias as judge at the General Court of the EU, replacing Mihalis Vilaras. His mandate lasts from 25 October 2010 to 31 August 2016. Previously, Judge Dimitrios Gratsias was a Judge on the Council of State, the supreme administrative court in Greece.


Georgia Papagianni

Dr. Georgia Papgianni holds a Ph.D in European Migration Law and Policy from the European University Institute (Florence, Italy), Masters Degrees from the College of Europe (Bruges, Belgium) and the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Brussels, Read More Read more