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Roma boy shot dead during police chase

A 17-year-old Roma boy was shot dead after a police chase in the town of Thebes, north of Attica, on Saturday night. According to media information, the police were trying to do a car search of a suspicious car in the greater area of Aliarto in the region of Viotia, …

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Greece, Bulgaria, Romania agree to extent NATO’s Fuel Pipelines Network

Defense Ministers of Greece, Bulgaria and Romania have agreed on Wednesday to extent NATO’s Fuel Pipelines Network towards the Alliance’s East Flank. The three ministers Nikos Dendias, Bulgarian Todor Tagarev and Romanian Deputy Minister of Defence Simona Cojocaru. signed a letter of intent on the sidelines of NATO defense ministers …

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Greek, Finnish, Romanian evacuees from Sudan land in Athens

A C-27J Spartan transport aircraft carrier of the Hellenic Air Force landed at the Tanagra air base northern Athens short after 4 o’ clock on Wednesday afternoon. On board were 16 Greek nationals, 1 Greek-Cypriot woman, 9 Romanians and 8 Finnish who were evacuated from Sudan. Among the evacuees who …

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Police officer who shot Roma boy released from custody

The 34-year-old police officer accused of the fatal shooting of 16-year-old roma boy Kostas Fragoulis beginning of the month has been released from custody on condition that he will not leave the country. The decision of the officer’s release was announced on Monday by the Judicial council in Thessaloniki. The …

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Protests and clashes with police after death of Roma boy

Carrying banners and shouting “Murderers” thousands of Greeks protest in Athens, Thessaloniki and other cities for the death of 16-year-old Kostas Fragoulis, an unarmed Roma boy shot in the head by a police officer.   At the time, angry members of Roma communities across the country have started fires and …

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Roma boy shot in the head by police officer dies in hospital

16-year-old Roma boy Kostas Fragoulis, shot in the head by a police officer on December 5, died on Tuesday morning Ippokratio General Hospital in Thessaloniki announced. For nine days, the teenager who was also a father of a baby, was struggling for life, intubated in the ICU. However, from the …

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Roma shooting: Police officer under temporary house arrest

The 34-year-old police officer will be temporarily placed under house arrest for the shooting of the 16-year-old Roma boy. This was decided after the justice investigator and the prosecutor disagreed on the pre-trial detention of the accused officer. The officer will be placed under house arrest, until the final decision …

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Greece’s Roma Confederation denounces illegal demolition of 25 houses and shacks

Twenty-five houses and shacks were illegally demolished in Doxato, Drama, bu local authorities the Panhellenic Confederation of Greek Roma has denounced. This action is not part of any plan for the legal relocation of the Roma families living in the area, who were not informed by any competent authority about …

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Rare Roman mosaics of “Europa” and “Orpheus” in Sparta Museum

The museum of two rare Roman floor mosaics in Sparta was inaugurated on Monday a year after the modern buildings housing the mosaics opened to the public. “The Rape of Europa” (2.06 x 2.00 meters) and “Orpheus Charming the Animals” (1.40 x 1.13 meters), dated between the end of the …

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Late Roman antiquities, mosaic floor unearthed in downtown Athens

Salvage excavations at the Theater Square – Plateia Theatrou- in downtown Athens have revealed Late Roman antiquities, the Greek Ministry of Culture said on Thursday. Salvage work in the area started on October 7, 2022. In works ahead of the area’s makeover, which lies southwest of the Athens City Hall, …

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Greece announces humanitarian aid mission to Mariupol, reception group in Romania

Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias announced a humanitarian aid mission to Mariupol and the establishment of a coordination and reception group for Ukrainian refugees in Romania. The Foreign Minister will accompany the humanitarian aid mission, he said. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Dendias said that he has already sent an official …

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Police officer among suspects arrested for the death of Roma man in West Athens

A police officer is one of the two suspects arrested and taken to prosecutor on Tuesday for the death of a 44-year-old man, a member of the Roma community, in the suburb of Menidi, west Athens. According to media reports, the man was attacked and beaten on Sunday afternoon and …

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Greece to reform Police Rapid Response Units after fatal shooting at Roma teen

Minister for Citizen Protection Takis Theodoriakos announced a series of measures and upgrades aiming at improving the efficiency of the Rapid Response Units, especially themotorcycle police units DIAS as well as in the operation of the Center of Command. The reforms come some ten days after a car chase in …

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