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Greece prepares for Macron’s visit with security measures and hope for good deals

More than 2,000 policemen in uniform and hundreds in civilian clothes will be deployed in downtown Athens on Thursday and Friday, when French President Emmanuel Macron will pay his first official visit to Greece. The sound of police helicopters will accompany every step the French president will take – whether …

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Putin in Athens: Draconian security measures for Russian President

At least 2,500 members of Greek police, security and anti-terror units, have already been deployed all along the way from Athens airport to the city center, where the Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit President Prokopis Pavlopoulos first and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras half an hour later. The Greeks will …

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UPD Greece increases security measures at airports, certain embassies

After the terror attacks in Brussels this morning, Greece decided to increase security and surveillance measures at airport and embassies of countries involved in war against the Islamic State. Security measures have rather a ‘preventive character” as there was no specific information about threats on potential upcoming attacks,” , Greek …

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UPD Athens: Strong security measures for a “hell” of a weekend, Dec 5-7/2014

A “hell” of a weekend lays ahead in downtown Athens and strong security measures are planned not only for the official visit of the Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, With hunger-striker Nikos Romanos’ health deteriorating, the 6th anniversary of teenager boy Alexis Grigoropoulos by a policeman in 2008 and the …

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Merkel in Athens: “I came to take a look into the future”

“I came here to take a look into the future and talk with new people with new ideas,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said during a joint press conference with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, right upon her arrival in Athens. I have to apologize right away, though. It was not …

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Merkel visit to Athens: closed roads, protests ban and draconian security measures, Apr 11/2014

Athens is preparing to welcome German Chancellor Angela Merkel with draconian security measures on Friday, April 11th 2014, a day after a powerful car bomb exploded in the middle of the city’s downtown. Some 5,000 police officers are to safeguard the areas where the German delegation will be moving around. …

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Athens – Thessaloniki: Draconian Security Measures for National Day Parades, Oct 28/2012

Under draconian security measures this year’s students and armed forces parades are expected to take place in Athens and Thessaloniki. Out of fear of massive protests, police has started already to set up iron barriers outside the Greek Parliament and the the Monument of Unknown Soldier right opposite Syntgama Square. …

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Athens Parades: Minor Tension Between Teachers/Riot Police (videos, pcts)

The students’ parade concluded in an atmosphere of strong discontent about the unprecedented draconian security measures that did not allow parents to watch their children paying a homage to the heroes of Greek Revolution of 1821. The sudents marched in front of Education Minister in an “sterile” environment as spectators were banned for …

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