Lawlessness and the Rule of Law

11 Apr 2017

A Shipping Minister is looking for the only suitable typewriter in which he can print the special papyrus (!) required to complete a presidential decree.
A university professor is trying to desperately explain to the administration that she cannot get 3 participation offers for the same international competition.
A Ministry of Public Order & Citizen Protection defends the judge’s right choose whether to suspend one sentence.

 

Lawlessness and the Rule of Law

A professor at the National School of Public Administration and Local Government explains that 66 of the 115 laws voted by the current government did include a cost estimation, which is clearly described by the Constitution - laws have been voted for us without anyone knowing their financial consequences.

What do these stories have in common? They are just some of the very interesting personal experiences shared by the speakers of the recent event organized by KEFIM on April the 4th in Athens.
The causes of lawlessness, poor lawmaking and multiplicity, the culture of tolerance for delinquency, complicated state procedures, the judicial system, the university asylum, and suggested solutions were among the Issues discussed.

The speakers of the event were:

Adonis Georgiadis, vice-chairman of New Democracy party

Giorgos Floridis, lawyer, former Minister of Public Order

Panagiotis Karkatsoulis, Professor of the National School of Public Administration, former Member of Parliament

Maria Gavouneli, Assistant Professor of International Law

The event was attended by more than 100 entrepreneurs, advisers, lawyers, students and members of the KEFiM, who formed questions to the speakers.