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Thodoris Chondrogiannos
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Thodoris Chondrogiannos is an investigative reporter. He graduated from the Athens Law School in 2015, but soon realized that he loved narrating stories and devoted himself to journalism. In 2015 he moved to Germany, where he worked for Offener Kanal, and in 2018 he attended the Summer Investigative Reporting Course at Columbia University. He has worked for Greek and international media, such as Investigate Europe, Reporters United, VICE, Inside Story, Popaganda, RAI, Mediaset and ZDF. He speaks Greek, English, German, Italian and Russian. In 2019 he created his first feature documentary entitled “Silent Fish”, which addresses the issue of overfishing in the Mediterranean in the era of climate change.

Contributions to govwatch
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 27 • 12 • 2015
Concentration & Abuse of Power
Report CJEU condemns Greece for violation of EU labor legislation
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 14 • 09 • 2016
Concentration & Abuse of Power
Report Greece fined for breaching EU law on waste management
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 18 • 11 • 2016
Concentration & Abuse of Power
Report Greece breaches EU law on Caretta caretta sea turtles
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 05 • 02 • 2018
Police Violence & Arbitrariness
Report European Court of Human Rights condemns Greece for the torture of prisoners by a police…
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 05 • 03 • 2018
Concentration & Abuse of Power
Report CJEU fines Greece for systematic pollution cause by municipal wastewater
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 25 • 11 • 2018
Μisuse of Public Funds
Report CJEU fines Greece for unlawful state aid supplied to the Skaramangkas Shipyards
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 20 • 09 • 2019
Legislative Procedure
Report Two violations of the legislation on public consultation by the Ministry of Development and Investment
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 28 • 09 • 2019
Legislative Procedure
Report Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport violates public consultation legislation
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 30 • 09 • 2019
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislation on public consultation by the Ministry of Health
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 01 • 10 • 2019
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislation on public consultation by the Ministry of Development and Investment
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 12 • 10 • 2019
Legislative Procedure
Report Ministry of Culture and Sports violates the legislation on public consultation
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 15 • 10 • 2019
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislation on public consultation by the Ministry of Justice
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 26 • 10 • 2019
Conflict of interests in the public sector & Revolving Doors
Report Revolving Doors: The case of Dimitris Economou
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 29 • 10 • 2019
Conflict of interests in the public sector & Revolving Doors
Report Revolving Doors: The case of Akis Skertsos
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 29 • 10 • 2019
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislation on public consultation by the Ministry of Citizen Protection
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 01 • 11 • 2019
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislation on public consultation by the Ministry of Justice
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 10 • 11 • 2019
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislation on public consultation by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 11 • 11 • 2019
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislation on public consultation by the Ministry of Environment and Energy
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 18 • 11 • 2019
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislation on public consultation by the Ministry of the Interior
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 22 • 11 • 2019
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislation on public consultation by the Ministry of Finance
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 25 • 11 • 2019
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislation on public consultation by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 06 • 12 • 2019
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislation on public consultation by the Ministry of National Defence
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 08 • 12 • 2019
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislation on public consultation by the Ministry of the Interior
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 15 • 12 • 2019
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislation on public consultation by the Ministry of the Interior
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 20 • 12 • 2019
Report Greek money laundering legislation regresses
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 18 • 01 • 2020
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislation on public consultation by the Ministry of the Interior
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 14 • 02 • 2020
Concentration & Abuse of Power
Report Illegal transport of waste from Greece to Liberia
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 13 • 07 • 2020
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislation on public consultation by the Ministry of Education and Religion
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 16 • 07 • 2020
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislation on public consultation by the Ministry of Finance
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 20 • 07 • 2020
Freedom of the Press
Report Journalist arrested following defamation charges
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 20 • 07 • 2020
Legislative Procedure
Report Ministry of Health violates the legislation on public consultation
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 23 • 07 • 2020
Legislative Procedure
Report Minister of State violates the legislation on public consultation
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 01 • 08 • 2020
Freedom of the Press
Report Former minister takes legal action against journalists
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 10 • 10 • 2020
Freedom of the Press
Report Journalists Union of Athens Daily Newspapers condemns an attack on a newspaper
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 18 • 10 • 2020
Freedom of the Press
Report Public service broadcasting placed under the control of the Prime Minister
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 28 • 10 • 2020
Freedom of the Press
Report Journalists Union of Athens Daily Newspapers denounces an attack on a journalist
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 27 • 11 • 2020
Freedom of the Press
Report Journalist faces SLAPP lawsuit for investigative report on packaging recycling
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 01 • 12 • 2020
Legislative Procedure
Report Ministry of Education and Religion violates the legislation on public consultation
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 05 • 12 • 2020
Legislative Procedure
Report Ministry of Education and Religion violates the legislation on public consultation
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 08 • 12 • 2020
Legislative Procedure
Report Deputy Minister to the Prime Minister violates legislation on public consultation
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 28 • 12 • 2020
Concentration & Abuse of Power
Report Greece condemned by the Court of Justice of the European Union for insufficient protection of…
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 28 • 12 • 2020
Freedom of the Press
Report A journalist alleges that they were forced to resign following pressure from the Prime Minister’s…
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 20 • 01 • 2021
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislation on public consultation by the Ministry of Education
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 24 • 01 • 2021
Parliamentary Openness & Transparency
Report The Cisco case: The government violates transparency legislation
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 01 • 02 • 2021
Freedom of the Press
Report The Journalists’ Union of Athens Daily Newspapers condemns the phenomenon of politicians litigating against journalists
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 01 • 02 • 2021
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4765/2021
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 10 • 02 • 2021
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4771/2021
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 11 • 02 • 2021
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4777/2021
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 15 • 02 • 2021
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4770/2021
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 16 • 02 • 2021
Freedom of the Press
Report Public broadcaster ERT censors coverage of Prime Minister’s violation of coronavirus quarantine measures
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 17 • 02 • 2021
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4778/2021
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 17 • 02 • 2021
Refugee & Migrant Rights
Report Six humanitarian organisations present evidence of illegal pushbacks by Greece
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 20 • 02 • 2021
Freedom of the Press Legislative Procedure
Report Bias and misinformation on ERT, the public service broadcaster, in favor of a government bill
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 26 • 02 • 2021
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4781/2021
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 04 • 03 • 2021
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4782/2021
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 10 • 03 • 2021
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4784/2021
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 11 • 03 • 2021
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4783/2021
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 18 • 03 • 2021
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4786/2021
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 23 • 03 • 2021
Legislative Procedure
Report The Cisco case: The government violates parliamentary rules of procedure
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 24 • 03 • 2021
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4787/2021
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 31 • 03 • 2021
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4790/2021
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 31 • 03 • 2021
Police Violence & Arbitrariness
Report Investigation into an incendiary device thrown by a police officer or a person under police…
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 02 • 04 • 2021
Freedom of the Press
Report Journalists’ Union of Athens Daily Newspapers condemns the extrajudicial proceedings brought by the Greek Police…
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 05 • 04 • 2021
Freedom of the Press
Report SYRIZA files an official complaint against ERT, the Greek public service broadcaster, for failing to…
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 07 • 04 • 2021
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4796/2021
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 07 • 04 • 2021
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4792/2021
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 27 • 04 • 2021
Freedom of the Press
Report ERT journalist complains of censorship in the public broadcasting service
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 29 • 04 • 2021
Freedom of the Press
Report The International Press Institute (IPI) calls for an investigation into an alleged threat on the…
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 03 • 05 • 2021
Freedom of the Press
Report “Threats will not silence journalists” Journalist Giorgos Karaivaz gunned down in cold blood
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 10 • 05 • 2021
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4798/2021
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 20 • 05 • 2021
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4799/2021
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 24 • 05 • 2021
Concentration & Abuse of Power
Report European Court of Justice: Greece violates its EU obligations by failing to recover unlawful aid
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 20 • 06 • 2021
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislation on public consultation by the Ministry of Environment and Energy
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 01 • 07 • 2021
Freedom of the Press
Report Journalists’ Union of Athens Daily Newspapers denounces an attack against a journalist
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 05 • 07 • 2021
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4811/2021
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 10 • 07 • 2021
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4820/2021
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 15 • 07 • 2021
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4812/2021
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 20 • 07 • 2021
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4809/2021
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 25 • 07 • 2021
Freedom of the Press
Report Journalists’ Union of Athens Daily Newspapers calls for legal reform to ensure the freedom of…
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 26 • 07 • 2021
Legislative Procedure
Report The government disregards environmental protection with an unconstitutional amendment that facilitates off-plan construction
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 05 • 08 • 2021
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4816/2021
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 06 • 08 • 2021
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislation for relocation of a settlement in Western Macedonia due to its…
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 23 • 09 • 2021
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4829/2021
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 27 • 09 • 2021
Freedom of the Press
Report Political party MeRA25 lodged a complaint against Greek public broadcaster ERT for “zero coverage” of…
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 30 • 09 • 2021
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4837/2021
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 01 • 10 • 2021
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4839/2021
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 01 • 10 • 2021
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4831/2021
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 10 • 10 • 2021
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4830/2021
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 10 • 10 • 2021
Legislative Procedure
Report Unconstitutional amendment strengthens the gas industry through an extraordinary subsidy
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 15 • 10 • 2021
Freedom of the Press
Report The Journalists’ Union of Athens Daily Newspapers condemns the continuing campaign of litigation against journalists
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 15 • 10 • 2021
Independent Authorities
Report Public authorities violate their legal obligation to assist the Ombudsman in investigating water pollution
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 18 • 10 • 2021
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislation on public consultation by the Ministry of Development and Investment
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 31 • 10 • 2021
Independent Authorities
Report Allegations and doubts around the objectivity and independence of the National Council for Radio and…
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 31 • 10 • 2021
Concentration & Abuse of Power
Report Greece referred to the EU Court of Justice over air pollution
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 02 • 11 • 2021
Public Procurement
Report Criminal complaint filed by SYRIZA against the Secretary General of Anti-Crime Policy, Sofia Nikolaou
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 16 • 11 • 2021
Freedom of the Press
Report Dutch journalist subjected to intimidation and attacks after questioning the Prime Minister about pushbacks of…
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 17 • 11 • 2021
Excessive Surveillance
Report Accusations and revelations regarding the surveillance of citizens by the National Intelligence Service
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 18 • 11 • 2021
Refugee & Migrant Rights
Report Moroccan citizen lodges complaint that he was unlawfully returned to Turkey on two occasions, along…
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 21 • 11 • 2021
Refugee & Migrant Rights
Report LIBE Committee and Commissioner Johansson urge investigation of illegal pushbacks and expulsions from Greek territory
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 25 • 11 • 2021
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4859/2021
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 27 • 11 • 2021
Freedom of Assembly
Report “Freedom of Assembly at Risk”: Amnesty International report denounces unlawful use of force in the…
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 28 • 11 • 2021
Excessive Surveillance
Report The Cisco case: The government violates GDPR and personal data protection legislation
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 29 • 11 • 2021
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4864/2021
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 30 • 11 • 2021
Public Procurement
Report The Edelman case: Evidence suggests that the Greek government were cooperating with a multinational company…
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 01 • 12 • 2021
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4865/2021
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 08 • 12 • 2021
Freedom of the Press
Report Journalists’ Union of Athens Daily Newspapers condemns litigation against journalists and their sources which aims…
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 08 • 12 • 2021
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4871/2021
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 09 • 12 • 2021
Refugee & Migrant Rights
Report Greece called upon to revoke Ministerial Decision designating Turkey a safe third country for asylum…
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 13 • 12 • 2021
Refugee & Migrant Rights
Report The Ombudsman investigates an illegal deportation to Turkey
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 18 • 12 • 2021
Freedom of the Press
Report Journalists’ Union of Athens Daily Newspapers expresses its support for a journalist facing trial for…
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 18 • 12 • 2021
Legislative Procedure
Report An illegal amendment, irrelevant in content to the main bill, transfers dozens of National Intelligence…
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 20 • 12 • 2021
Parliamentary Openness & Transparency
Report Exemption from the obligation to submit the National Development Program to public consultation
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 20 • 12 • 2021
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4872/2021
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 23 • 12 • 2021
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4876/2021
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 25 • 12 • 2021
Freedom of the Press
Report MEP George Kyrtsos complains of exclusion by the Greek public broadcaster, ΕΡΤ
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 27 • 12 • 2021
Legislative Procedure
Report Complete disregard for the legislative initiative of the opposition
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 28 • 12 • 2021
Refugee & Migrant Rights
Report Ban placed on Afghan asylum seeker from leaving Reception Centre ruled unlawful
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 29 • 12 • 2021
Freedom of Thought, Conscience & Religion
Report UN decision demonstrates that Greece continues to violate rights to conscientious objection
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 30 • 12 • 2021
Freedom of the Press
Report Journalists’ Union of Athens Daily Newspapers protests the campaign of persecution’ against the free press
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 22 • 02 • 2022
Refugee & Migrant Rights
Report Investigation presents evidence of the illegal pushback of three people from Greece to Turkey
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 23 • 02 • 2022
Refugee & Migrant Rights
Report UNHCR statement on human rights violations in Greece
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 08 • 03 • 2022
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4903/2022
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 14 • 03 • 2022
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4908/2022
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 15 • 03 • 2022
Penal System Police Violence & Arbitrariness
Report Greece facing multiple trials in the European Court of Human Rights for torture and unlawful…
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 21 • 03 • 2022
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4914/2022
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 23 • 03 • 2022
Parliamentary Openness & Transparency
Report Parliament’s inconsistency on the issue of overdue amendments
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 26 • 03 • 2022
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4915/2022
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 27 • 03 • 2022
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4916/2022
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 03 • 04 • 2022
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4917/2022
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 04 • 04 • 2022
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4918/2022
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 10 • 04 • 2022
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4919/2022
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 17 • 04 • 2022
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4920/2022
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 27 • 04 • 2022
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4926/2022
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 03 • 05 • 2022
Freedom of the Press Excessive Surveillance
Report The case of Thanasis Koukakis, a Greek journalist monitored by the Greek National Intelligence Service…
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 25 • 05 • 2022
Independent Authorities Excessive Surveillance
Report Questions raised by government`s choice of agency to lead investigation into the surveillance of journalist
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 25 • 05 • 2022
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4934/2022
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 26 • 05 • 2022
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4933/2022
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 08 • 06 • 2022
Legislative Procedure
Report Παραβίαση της νομοθεσίας για τις τροπολογίες στον ν. 4938/2022
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 30 • 06 • 2022
Refugee & Migrant Rights
Report Allegations that immigrants were forced by Greek police to participate in the illegal push back…
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 03 • 07 • 2022
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4949/2022
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 04 • 07 • 2022
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4950/2022
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 06 • 07 • 2022
Refugee & Migrant Rights
Report Investigation records 1,018 incidents of `drift-backs’ of refugees by the Greek authorities
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 12 • 07 • 2022
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4954/2022
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 20 • 07 • 2022
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4955/2022
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 27 • 07 • 2022
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4960/2022
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 30 • 07 • 2022
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4962/2022
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 05 • 08 • 2022
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4964/2022
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 06 • 08 • 2022
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4963/2022
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 05 • 09 • 2022
Freedom of the Press
Report Journalists union complains that police prevented journalists from covering a strike in Malamatina
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 10 • 09 • 2022
Excessive Surveillance
Report An alleged attempt to surveil National Intelligence Service employees through Predator
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 16 • 09 • 2022
Legislative Procedure
Report Violation of the legislative process for amendments in law 4965/2022
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 16 • 09 • 2022
Excessive Surveillance
Report Attempted hack of opposition MP Christos Spirtzis with illegal Predator spyware
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 30 • 09 • 2022
Freedom of the Press
Report Journalist facing legal action over reporting on the mismanagement of hospital funds
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 07 • 11 • 2022
Freedom of the Press Excessive Surveillance
Report Journalists investigating the wiretapping scandal allegedly under surveillance by state agencies
Thodoris Chondrogiannos 08 • 11 • 2022
Excessive Surveillance
Report Report names politicians, journalists and businessmen under surveillance by Predator spyware and the Greek Intelligence…