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Greece bans political parties set by convicts to run in elections

The amendment banning political parties whose leaders have been convicted of crimes from running in the elections was passed in the Greek parliament late on Wednesday. The amendment tabled by the Interior Ministry was passed with the votes of ruling New Democracy (ND) and the PASOK-KINAL. Main opposition SYRIZA voted …

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“Far West” in Athens: 3 dead, 2 policemen and 1 criminal injured (videos)

Three suspects were killed, two police officers and one criminal were injured in an incident that unfolded suburbs of western Athens late on Saturday. Scenes from a wild Far West film unfolded in Athens when criminals of rival groups exchanged fire among themselves and with police later on. The incident …

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Interpol warns: COVID-19 vaccines could be targeted by criminals

The Interpol global police co-ordination agency warned on Wednesday that organised criminal networks could be targeting Covid-19 vaccines, and could look to sell fake shots. Interpol, which is headquartered in France, said it had issued a global alert to law enforcement across its 194 member countries, warning them to prepare …

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Police dismantles drugs trafficking ring, seizes 105 kg of cocaine

The Drugs Squad of the Greek Police dismantled a major cocaine trafficking ring and seized 105 kilogram of the illegal drug. In cooperation with the US DEA and following a tip off police raided an apartment in Agios Dimitrios-Brahami suburb of south Athens on Thursday. Police confiscated also 828,000 euros …

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EU measures to crackdown illegal Golden Visa schemes not adequate, say critics

Golden Visa schemes that sell citizenship and residency to the super rich threaten the EU’s collective security and integrity and attract criminals, the European Commission has warned. Twenty states, including Greece, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Spain, sell residency permits while Malta, Cyprus and Bulgaria currently offer “citizenship for sale” …

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