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Notorious Turkish criminal arrested in Athens

Greek police has arrested a 29-year-old man, a notorious Turkish criminal involved in manslaughter, homicide migrants smuggling, arms and drugs trafficking. He was arrested in downtown Athens on Friday, May 10, on an international warrant and in cooperation between Greek and Turkish intelligence services EYP and MIT, with the latter …

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Greece dismiss U.S. State Dept “Human Rights report” blaming NGOs

Greece turned sour against the USA, after the Human Rights report of the State Department sharply criticized the Greek government on a series of issues. The Greek Foreign Ministry issued a statement questioning the credibility  of the State Department sources. It is the same Greek tactic applied also to reports …

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Dozens of convicted police officers on duty due to …procedures

Over one hundred police officers in Greece have been convicted for serious offenses but they still serve or are active within the police due to pending procedural issues. A total of 107 police officers who have been convicted for serious criminal offenses and are the subject of disciplinary proceedings to …

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Mafia-style execution: Businessman shot, body found inside burning car

The charred body of well-known businessman Christos Gialias was found in a burning vehicle in the West Attica suburb of Mandra on Wednesday evening. A Kalashnikov weapon was also found inside the car. It is the second mafia-style execution since January 1, 2024. It was neighbors who alarmed the police …

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MEPs voice concern about the rule of law in Greece

The European Parliament on Wednesday called on the Commission to act over what it described as “grave concerns” about the rule of law in Greece, citing a hostile environment for journalists, the use of spyware against political opponents and journalists and abuse of power by the police. MEPs adopted the …

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Lesvos: Two dead, one missing when boat crashes on rocky shore

Two people died and another person has been missing when a boat carrying migrants crashed on a rocky shore of Lesvos due to gale-force winds. The shipwreck happened in the area of Palios in Mandamado, northeast of the islands of Lesvos in the night Monday to tuesday, January 29-30, the …

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European Parliament adopts resolution critical of Greece, other EU member states

The European Parliament voted in favor of a resolution on “Liberties, equality and dignity threatened in Greece.”The EP expressed concern over media freedom, corruption and individual liberties. “Freedoms, equality and dignity are threatened,” the European Parliament emphasizes on Thursday, January 18, 2024. In its resolution on fundamental rights, put at …

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Commissioner Johansson: Greece has made key progress on migration issue

Greece has made noteworthy steps toward a contemporary management of the migration issue, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson said in Athens on Monday, during a migration event at the related Greek ministry. Johansson had met with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at the ministry earlier in the day. In …

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Parthenon Marbles in UK is like cutting the Mona Lisa in half, says Greek PM

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said returning the Parthenon Marbles to Greece is about “reunification” not “ownership.” In an interview on the British state broadcaster BBC on Sunday, the Greek PM added that Greece will continue to pursue the return of the Parthenon marbles, although progress in negotiations is slow. “If …

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Man arrested for at least 6 sexual assaults in downtown Athens

Greek police arrested the suspect responsible for at least 6 cases of sexual assaults in downtown Athens and thus in broad daylight. The 23-year-old Syrian national was known to police for similar crimes and had served a prison sentence of less than a year for “attempted rape”, while he was …

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Mitsotakis, Scholz discuss Migration, energy, bilateral issues

The European Union’s new pact on migration and asylum needs to be finalized as soon as possible, in anticipation of fresh pressure from the ongoing hostilities in the Middle East, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis stressed on Tuesday, following a meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin. Speaking at …

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Neo-Nazis attempt to arson Metro commuters; Police brutally beats citizen (videos)

Neo-Nazis wearing hoods threw gasoline inside a Metro wagon full with commuters in Monastiraki station in downtown Athens on Wednesday evening, recorded the attempted arson of citizens on a video and uploaded it on social media. Eye-witnesses told media that they were throwing oil and gazoline shouting “we are going …

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Refugees in Greece complete training in emergency situations

A group of refugees in Greece has completed training for emergency situations. The first phase of the training funded by European Union resources was completed with an exercise and the presentation of certificates at the Ministry of Migration & Asylum on Tuesday. The training was carried out by the Greek …

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