Administrative court justices asked to speed up processing of tax and customs cases

The leadership of the justice ministry on Tuesday asked administrative court justices to speed up processing of tax and customs cases in order to increase the flow of revenue into state coffers.
The request was made during a four-hour meeting between ministry officials and the administrative court judges to discuss ways of expediting court rulings by all administrative courts.
On their part, the judges asked for legislation that will prevent the state from annulling decisions where the Council of State had already made a final ruling. They also suggested that the state waive its claim in hundreds of outstanding cases that had already been settled by a supreme court in order to decongest the courts.
Justice Minister Miltiades Papaioannou agreed to the final request and agreed to confer with Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos, who represents the Greek state in the country's courts.
The meeting was also attended by Deputy Justice Minister George Petalotis and senior justice ministry officials.

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