The Greek Ombudsman
The unprecedented financial crisis has had dramatic consequences on citizens’ lives and the function of the state and its services. A strong feeling of insecurity has shaken Greek society and the state’s difficulty in meeting its obligations has created an extremely challenging and demanding environment. Within this environment, the Greek Ombudsman is called on to intensify its extrovert profile, to be near citizens and express, in a structured manner, their problems and displeasure. More significantly, it is called upon to find constructive and realistic alternative solutions.
Change of address
The Greek Ombudsman is moving to the city centre.
From Monday, December 15th 2014, our offices will be located near Omonoia Square, at 17 Halkokondyli Street, Athens, Postal Code 104 32.
Our telephone number 213.13.06.600 and fax numbers 184.108.40.206 & 213.13.06.800 remain the same.
Our reception desk is situated on the ground floor and is open to the public Monday to Friday 8.30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Wednesdays until 4:30 p.m.
- Cooperation of the Ombudsmen of Greece and FYROM for the border refugee camps
- The Greek Ombudsman on the murderous attacks in Paris
- Professor Calliope Spanou leaves the Office of the Greek Ombudsman
- Speech by the Greek Ombudsman, Ms Calliope Spanou, in the Third International Symposium on Ombudsman Institutions
- Conference on human rights and transparency in forced returns operations
31/12/2015 - Special report
- Return of third country nationals –special report 2015
The report reflects the work of the Greek Ombudsman in 2015 on the external monitoring of forced returns, according to its special competence under Art. 23 (6) of Law 3907/2011 and Art. 8 (6) of the Return Directive. The report contains the independent authority’s findings on return operations and pre-removal detention procedures in 2015 and its recommendations for improvement of the return system’s effectiveness with respect of legality and human rights.
14/10/2015 - Special report
- Motor tax and Declaration of non-use of a motor vehicle
In this Special Report, the Greek Ombudsman describes the experience it has accumulated in matters pertaining to motor tax and to off the road declarations. In addition, it makes recommendations aiming at improving the legislative framework and enhancing compliance of the administrative practices with the principles of administrative law.
31/12/2014 - Special report
- Return of third country nationals –special report 2014
The Greek Ombudsman’s special report on return procedures of third-country nationals in 2014 has been published with the support of the European Return Fund. On the basis of the Ombudsman’s statutory mandate to monitor returns, the report contains the independent authority’s findings on return and pre-removal detention procedures and its recommendations for improvement of the return system’s effectiveness with respect of legality and human rights.