PM Highlights Need for Independent Justices

February 1, 2022

THESSALONIKI – “The organisation and operational independence of judicial officials is a prerequisite for deepening the rule of law in our time but also a component element of democratic life in our country, especially given that in the recent past, there has unfortunately been raw intervention by political power in their work and behaviours that have damaged the prestige of justice,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Tuesday. The prime minister was speaking at a ceremony for the swearing in of graduates of the National School of Judges in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki.

He called on them to ignore any threats and daily signal their independence through their rulings.

The prime minister also referred to the government’s plans to improve the infrastructure of the justice system, such as new buildings and digitalisation, the foundation of a school for court employees as well as judges, as well as reforms in the organisation of the justice system to give incentives for excellence.

The event was attended by Justice Minister Konstantinos Tsiaras, Deputy Macedonia-Thrace Minister Stavros Kalafatis, Supreme Court President Maria Georgiou, Council of State President Dimitris Skaltsounis, Court of Audit President Ioannis Sarmas, Supreme Court Chief Prosecutor Vasilis Pliotas, Central Macedonia governor Apostolos Tzitzikostas and New Democracy MPs.


THESSALONIKI - Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis paid a visit to the Floating Naval Museum of Destroyer 'Velos' in Thessaloniki, during his tour of the city on Monday.

Top Stories


A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.


Sour Patch Kids Oreos? Peeps Pepsi? What’s Behind the Weird Flavors Popping Up on Store Shelves

Van Leeuwen Ice Cream usually draws customers with gourmet takes on classics like vanilla and pistachio.

SYDNEY  — The Australian and New Zealand governments announced Tuesday they were sending planes to evacuate their nationals from violence-scorched New Caledonia.

WASHINGTON  — President Joe Biden and the Democratic National Committee said Monday that they raised more than $51 million in April, falling well short of the $76 million that Donald Trump and the Republican Party reported taking in for the month.

PHILADELPHIA - Pro-Palestinian protesters ignored a request by Drexel University's president to disband their encampment on Monday as arrests linked to campus demonstrations against the Israel-Hamas war surpassed the 3,000 mark nationwide.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.