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Firefighters from 6 European countries to be deployed in Greece

Advance detachments of firefighters from six European countries – Bulgaria, Romania, Germany, France, Finland and Norway – will arrive in the country ahead of the fire season, a high-level meeting in Athens decided on Thursday. These units, which will be based in Athens, Larissa and Tripoli, are being funded by …

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Greece and North Macedonia sign Air Policing Agreement

The army chiefs of Greece and North Macedonia have signed an airspace patrol agreement on Monday. According to the Air Policing Agreement, Greek fighter jets will patrol the air space of North Macedonia. Chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff General, Christos Christodoulou, and the Republic of North Macedonia’s …

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US looks to Greece for more military rotations in Mediterranean

The United States wants to increase troop rotations into Greece and gain more access to bases that can facilitate missions stretching from the eastern Mediterranean into the Black Sea and Balkans, America’s top diplomat in Athens said. U.S. Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt said Washington and Athens are working on updating a …

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Police on Lesvos discovers Greek Army license plates on a van used by NGO

Police on the island of Lesvos is investigating the case of a van used by a non-governmental organization to have license plates belonging to an army vehicle. According to local media, police stopped the van in the area of Kratigos near the airport on Saturday night. During the control police …

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UPD: Police bans Greek Reservists ‘coup d’ etat’ gathering; possible links Golden Dawn-Greek Army investigated

Greek police banned the meeting of Greek Army Special Forces Reservists scheduled for tomorrow Saturday, September 28th 2013 outside the Parliament. The union of Greek army reservists of Special Forces (KEED) issued a statement on Wednesday calling citizens to join the army against the Greek government. KEED was urging the …

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Thessaloniki: Soldiers on the Streets as Part of Security Measures Forces

Despite assurances from the Greek Army two days ago, that no soldiers will be part of  the security measures forces during the National Day parade, armed soldiers are being seeing arraying next to riot policemen during the military parade in Thessaloniki!   Video: Armed Soldiers as “policemen”… embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt …

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Greek Army Dismisses Claims “1,000 Soldiers Would be Part of Security Measures Forces during Oxi-Day Parades”

“The army has no involvement in security measures,” said Yiannis Sifakis, spokesman of Land Forces Chief of Staff on Friday. This statement dismisses claims raised by main opposition party, left-wing  SYRIZA that 1,000 troops would be part of the security measures forces during the 28. October military parade in Thessaloniki. …

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Athens: Army in the Streets to Combat Crime?

After the recent violent incidents in Athens downtown and polls showing Greeks tend to tolerate cases of taking the law in one’s hands, the government is seeking solutions to combat crime in the historical centre of Athens. In government circles, one consulting meeting has been following each other with lots of proposals …

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