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14 December, 2001
There will be few changes in the Greek penal code following the acceptance of the final text on the issue of the European arrest warrant, Justice Minister Philippos Petsalnikos said at a press conference on Thursday.
Petsalnikos said that once Greece determines the definition of terrorism, as it is obliged to do so in the context of the regulations for the start of the implementation of the European arrest warrant, set for 2003, there will be few changes in the Greek penal code and legislation.
However, the justice minister said that Greek legislation should be harmonized regarding racism and xenophobia. For this reason, he said, a special working group has been set up to enable Greek legislation to be harmonized in 2002.
Source: Athens News Agency