Fiches Belges
Measure Implementation
Measure possibility

Legal Framework
Applicable Framework

Competent authority
Request/decision
Execute/recognise measure

Accepted Languages
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Execution Deadline
Deadlines

Legal info
Special requirements
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Fiches Belges: Greece

Transfer of proceedings (1001)

1. MEASURE IMPLEMENTATION

Greece

Is this measure possible in your Member State under International Judicial Cooperation?

Yes

2. LEGAL FRAMEWORK

Greece

International legal framework applicable for this measure in your Member State

Article 21 of European Convention on mutual legal assistance, April 20, 1959, as implemented by Presidential Decree 4218/1961

3. COMPETENT AUTHORITY TO:

Greece

* receive the request/decision for judicial cooperation

The Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights

* execute/recognise the measure (if other than the receiving authority)

The Public Prosecutor at the Court of Appeal is the territorially competent authority to receive the request for transfer of proceedings and then forwards it to the competent Public Prosecutor at the Court of First Istance who will decide whether to initiate criminal proceedings.

4. ACCEPTED LANGUAGES

Greece

Accepted languages for the request/decision

Greece made no reservations to language (article 16 of the European Convention on mutual legal assistance, April 20, 1959) However, a translation of the request for mutual legal assistance in Greek will speed enormously the execution of the request (no translation needed). English or French translations are also welcome.

5. EXECUTION DEADLINE

Greece

Deadlines for the execution of the request/decision (where applicable)

N/A

6. CONCISE LEGAL PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Greece

a. Special requirements

N/A

b. Other useful information

N/A

Last reviewed on 6 July 2016 by EJN Secretariat

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