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Palestinian man arrested for putting Greece a risk even of “reprisals”

Greek police have arrested a Palestinian man, who climbed up a street light  with Palestinian flag at pro-Palestinian rally outside the Parliament on Sunday. The 22-year-old climbed a light post and attached a pole with the Palestinian and Greek flags. Footage of his actions was later circulated on social media, …

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Prosecutor presses felony charges against 4 ferry crew members, incl captain

A prosecutor in Piraeus pressed felony charges against four crew members including the ferry captain for the death of 36-year-old passenger Antonis Karyotis at the port of Piraeus a day earlier. The charges pressed late on Wednesday are for manslaughter as well as for violating articles of Greece’s Maritime Law. …

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Authorities press charges against Albanian “sheriff” and his migrants victims

The prosecutor in Alexandroupolis, northern Greece, on Thursday pressed charges on three men arrested for illegally detaining 13 migrants. He also pressed charges against their victims, though. The three men had forced the migrants into a trailer and uploaded a video on social media thus accusing them of starting wildfires …

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Anstastazja: Kos prosecutor charges Bangladeshi man with murder

Prosecuting authorities on Thursday noon with manslaughter, the main suspect for the violent death of Polish hotel worker Anastazja Rubinsky on the island of Kos. The 32-year-old man from Bangladesh was initially charged with kidnapping on Wednesday. However, authorities charged him in addition with manslaughter after a new video from …

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Baby dies in car: Autopsy report; father’s first statement

Accumulation of fluid in the lungs, which caused pulmonary edema, was listed as the cause of death in the forensic report released on Wednesday for the 5.5-month-old baby girl that died after having been forgotten by her father in the car for several hours. The autopsy was carried out at …

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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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Medea of Patras: Prosecutors bring additional murder charges for two daughters’ deaths

Prosecutors brought additional murder charges against Roula Pispirigou on Monday for the deaths of her two younger daughters, 3.5-year-old Malena and 6-month-old Iris. Authorities point out at a modus operandi. Malena, Iris and first born Georgina, 9, died in a period of two and a half years under mysterious circumstances. …

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Caroline Crouch murder: Prosecutor seeks highest punishment for husband

“He had no scruple about his act although she was the mother of his child,” the prosecutor dealing with the murder of Caroline Crouch noted, among others, in his trial recommendation for 33-year-old husband Babis Anagnostopoulos. In his 21-page long recommendation to the Judicial Council, prosecutor Giorgos Noulis, proposed to …

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#MeToo: Well-known comedian charged with rape and attempted rape

Prosecutor authorities pressed three felony charges against well-known Greek comedian Petros Filippidis on Wednesday. The 57-year-old actor is being accused with one rape and two to attempted cases of rapes. Filippidis denies the charges. The accusations came by three actresses. Investigation against the actor began with the assistance of the …

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Greek Parliament charged ex SYRIZA minister over Novartis probe

Greek Parliament voted late on Wednesday to charge former SYRIZA Alternate Justice Minister Dimitris Papangelopoulos over allegations that he sought to incriminate political opponents in the purported Novartis pharmaceutical bribery scandal. 117 MPs from ruling New Democracy and opposition KINAL/PASOK voted to bring charges against Papangelopoulos that include breach of …

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Charges against ex ND MP for sex with minors dropped due to “statute of limitations”

The criminal prosecution against former New Democracy lawmaker Nikos Georgiadis for repeatedly paying minors for sex has been dropped due to the statute of limitations, in accordance with the new penal code. The prosecutor at the three-member court of appeals in Athens argued that she was obliged to accept the …

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Novartis scandal: Felony charges ordered against ex Health Minister

Greece’s top corruption prosecutor ordered bribery charges against Movement for Change (KINAL) MP and former Health Minister, Andreas Loverdos. The charges part of the ongoing investigation into the alleged bribery scandal involving Swiss drugmaker Novartis. The felony charge follows a request submitted by the public prosecutor in August for Parliament …

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Competition watchdog raids Greece’s four systemic banks for the extra charges

Teams of the Greek Competition Committee have raids the headquarters of the four Greek systemic banks (National, Piraeus, Alpha and Eurobank), media report on Thursday. According to state broadcaster ERT TV, the offices of the Greek Banks Association have been raided as well. The raids reportedly aim to find evidence …

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Greek banks withdraw part of the extra charges for customer services

One after the other, the four Greek systemic banks announced the withdrawal of part of the extra charges for customer services that used to be free of charge. The National Bank, the Piraeus Bank, the Alpha Bank and the Eurobank declared that they will not charge a fee for the …

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Greek banks may review their new extra charges policies for transactions

Greek bankers have committed themselves to review their extra charges policies on a series of transactions following a meeting with Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, on Thursday. Citing government sources, media report that the prime minister told bankers that the government cannot accept extra charges on digital and other bank transactions, …

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