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Bad coordination: Dutch policemen on Lesvos to assist returns to Turkey, 2300 EU-staff for asylum procedures …absent

Seventeen policemen from the Netherlands arrived on the island of Lesvos on Thursday afternoon. According to local EmprosNet.gr, “the policemen arrived on a C-130 and are to be involved in the return of migrants and refugees back to Turkey,” as the EU-Turkey deal foresees. Citing local authority sources, EmprosNet reports …

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UPD Athens: draconian security measures due to students’ parade

It’s not German Chancellor Angela Merkel coming to Greece, neither US-President Barrack Obama on an official visit. It’s only the students’ parade on the occasion of  “25th March” National Day commemorating the launch of Greek Independence war against the Ottoman occupation.  And yet. Three thousand policemen have taken downtown Athens …

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Policemen express sympathy to colleagues arrested on suspicion of drug dealers protection

Some twenty policemen gathered on Friday morning outside a court in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece, to express sympathy and solidarity for two colleagues arrested for allegedly offering protection to a network of drug dealers. The solidarity protesters cheered and welcomed the defendants as …heroes when the two were taken to court in handcuffs …

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Athens: Tax, Customs and Police Officers in Anti-Austerity Protest

A day after the mass protest in Athens, tax and customs officers as well as policemen staged protest actions to oppose the upcoming additional wages cuts. Tax and customs officers are on 48-hour strike, today Thursday and tomorrow Friday, September 27-28, 2012. “We oppose any further cuts in our wages, …

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Athens: Protesters Boo FinMin, Riot Police Fires Tear Gas Against Protesting Policemen

This that did not happened a couple of weeks ago, occurred on Thursday morning. Riot Police fired tear gas against protesting policemen, firefighters and coastal guards. Riot Police vs Protesting Police According to Greek media, the unionists had formed a human chain outside the Maximos Mansion in order to prevent …

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Protesting Policemen Set “Gallows” Outside Greek Finance Ministry (video, picts)

Powerful pictures, full of symbolism: one policeman, one firefighter and one coastal  guard “hang” themselves outside the Greek Finance Ministry in downtown Athens, near the Greek Parliament. They stand there for a couple of minutes. Silent. The crowd chants: “Thieves! Thieves! Thieves!” Video: Protesting Policemen – Gallows outside the Finance Ministry/slogans …

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Serious Equipment Shortages in Greek Police

The tragic killing of two policemen by criminals disclosed a series of equipment shortcomings and lack in funding for the DIAS patrol units on motorcycles. Hellenic Police (EL.AS) pinned the Finance Ministry for poor funding as in a statement revealed that 352 motorcycles are in disuse and that there are deficiencies even in …

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