Log in
A+ A A-

bannerwidevista

Greece condemned for the handling of the Tsalikidis case by the European Court of Justice

Featured Greece condemned for the handling of the Tsalikidis case by the European Court of Justice

The file of the former Vodafone executive Konstantinos Tsalikidis who was found hung at his home in Kolonos in 2005, seems to be ready for reopening.

Shortly after the discovery of the body, the case of wiretapping of members of the Karamanlis government broke out showing that illegal software that had been installed in Peania.

The head of the Prosecutor's Office of the Court of Appeal, Antonis Liogas, requested the case file from the Prosecutor's Office to examine it, in the light of the new data of the Court of Justice ruling. According to the Strasbourg court, the Greek authorities did not conduct an effective investigation into the  conditions of his death, labeling it a suicide.

The ECJ ruled that the causes of death were unclear and found that the Greek authorities rushed to close their investigation, thus justifying the Tsalikidis family, which left barbs for murderous action.

It is worth noting that the Strasbourg court forces the Greek state to pay the Tsalikidis family a compensation of € 50,000.

The Chief Prosecutor, once he has the Tsalikidis file in his hands, will decide whether to order further investigation, based on what is stated in the ECJ's decision.