Gov’t plans special court divisions for fast-track energy dispute hearings

Jurisdiction of energy-sector disputes will be transferred to special court divisions facilitating fast-track priority hearings, the objective being to end major delays holding back energy investment plans, according to a Ministry of Justice draft bill believed to be headed for Greek Parliament within the next few days.

Besides the energy sector, Greek judicial-system delays have plagued business plans across the board.

The government, through the justice ministry’s draft bill, intends to make incisive revisions that would transform the legal system into a tool for economic growth rather than a deterrent.