The new decision on protection measures in courts and prosecutor's offices was published in the Official Gazette. The decision is valid from 16.9.2020 up the 31.10.2020. provided, most, the mandatory use of a non-medical mask or face shield both within the Courts, Mortgage Offices, Others, as well as in their outdoor areas…..
The protection measures against him COVID-19 to courts, the mortgage offices and the Cadastral Offices of the country extended until 31 October 2020, while at the same time it is provided, most, the mandatory use of a non-medical face mask or shield both within the courts, mortgage offices, Others, as well as in their outdoor areas.
Yet, with decision Minister of Justice Konstantinos Tsiaras extended until 31.10.2020 the validity of the arrangements for the adjudication of cases of granting a license for consensual registration of a mortgage note and its revocation, according to which the discussion will take place in writing, and the parties will appear before the court with a statement.
namely, extended to 31 October 2020 the ability of courts to adjudicate consensual notes without the presence of the parties.
The Government Gazette with the Ministerial Decision:
“Rules for keeping distance in the courts and prosecutors of the country from 16.9.2020 until 31.10.2020 for preventive public health, to limit the dispersion of the coronavirus COVID-19”
Arrangements for the operation of the Courts and Prosecutions of the country
also, according to an announcement by the Ministry of Justice, with an amendment tabled by the Ministry of Justice, in the bill of the Ministry of Health are applied until 31.12.2020 the regulations for the way of operation of the courts and the prosecutor's offices of the country, which came into force during the temporary suspension of their work by successive joint ministerial decisions, in view of the emergence of COVID-19 and the need to limit its spread.
Specifically, for the Council of State, the Court of Auditors and the ordinary Administrative Courts the deadline of the 7 days from the discussion on the submission of legalization documents and the submission of a pre-collection bill.
Regarding the Council of State, the Court of Auditors and the annulment disputes before the ordinary Administrative Courts, the above deadline also applies to the submission of a memorandum.
Yet, in the above courts the statements for non-appearance at the hearing can be prepared through the electronic portal gov.gr and submitted electronically.
As for the civil courts, for the period 16.9.2020 until 31.12.2020, provided:
a) the home redefinition of the discussion of any case that was canceled during the suspension of the courts due to the pandemic as well as the way of notifying the new court,
b) the time division within the same day of all cases registered in the board or exhibit, in order to avoid collusion and the possibility of postponement free of charge, during the hearing of the case from the relevant panel or exhibit on the day of the trial without the presence of the attorneys at the hearing,
c) the possibility of declaring to the court clerk by e-mail that not all parties wish to examine a witness during the hearing, in order to put the discussion of their case at the beginning of the panel or exhibit,
d) the spontaneous extension, until the new trial, the validity of interim orders and decision-making decisions on a request for suspension of enforcement or enforceability,
e) the possibility of obtaining affidavits before a lawyer,
f) the non-imposition of litigation interest for the period of suspension (13.3.2020 – 31.5.2020) and
g) the home redefinition of cases that were canceled during the period from 9.3.2020 until 12.3.2020, due to the fire that broke out on 9.3.2020, on the ground floor of the building of the Athens Magistrates' Court, as well as a provision for the electronic way of notifying the new court.
As for the criminal courts, provided the ability to submit various applications and memos via email, the possibility of electronic transmission to the parties of a copy of the prosecutor's motions as well as the electronic way of notifying the parties for the discussion of the above applications at the hearing, οι οποίες γίνονται χωρίς την παρουσία του αιτούντος. also, other ways of collecting TAHDIK resources are provided instead of just affixing a stamp, such as electronic payment or even cash payment.
Moreover, the possibility is provided issued by K.Y.A. for suspension of the obligation to pay contributions in favor of TAHDIK. The suspension concerns certificates, certifications, copies of court decisions and other documents issued by the courts.
Alongside, its governing bodies are given the opportunity National School of Judicial Officers to award the necessary supply or service contracts, in order to ensure its smooth operation and, mainly, the completion of this year's admission process.