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Greece’s Data Protection Authority launches inquiry into ND MEP

Greece’s Data Protection Authority (DPA) launched an investigation on Monday into allegations that ruling New Democracy MEP Anna-Michelle Asimakopoulou violated data protection regulations by emailing to Greek voters living abroad ahead of the European Parliament elections in June. It is recalled that due to postal vote regulations, Greeks living abroad have …

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Postal vote bill passed by Greek Parliament but not for “national elections”

The legislation establishing postal vote for the upcoming European elections, as well as national referendums, was voted by the parliament on Wednesday. As communist party KKE had reportedly requested a roll-call vote, it turns out that the legislation was voted by the 158 MPs of ruling New Democracy, while it …

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Surprise amendment extends postal vote to national elections

With a surprise amendment the Interior Ministry decided to extend the postal vote for Greeks living abroad also to national elections, just two days before the voting at the Parliament. The amendment triggered the outrage of the opposition parties who had consented to postal vote for the European Parliament elections …

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Police dismantles pimping ring exploiting underage schoolgirls

Police arrested three people in different parts of Athens on Thursday on suspicion of involvement in a child prostitution ring. A 31-year-old woman and two men, aged 33 and 55, are suspected of pimping out children under the age of 15 and recording child sex abuse material, among other offenses. …

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Twelve Greeks have safely exited Gaza, are now in Egypt

Twelve Greek citizens who were living in Gaza Strip have safely passed through the Rafah border crossing and are now in Egypt, diplomatic sources said on Thursday. The Greeks were among other foreigners allowed to leave the area. They were able to leave the Israeli-Hamas war zone together with dozens …

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Greece concludes repatriation of Greeks, EU and third-countries citizens from Israel

Greece has successfully repatriated its citizens from Israel and also evacuated EU and third-counties citizens, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Friday morning. The repatriation procedures were done via the Greek Embassy in Tel Aviv and the Consulate in Jerusalem. “On Monday, October 9, the initial group of …

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First Greeks to be repatriated from Israel, Palestine on Sunday night

Greece is trying to repatriate some 150 Greeks currently trapped in Israel and the Palestinian territories, the Foreign Ministry announced on Sunday. The foreign ministry is in constant contact with the Greek citizens in the area via the Greek Embassy in Tel Aviv and the Greek Consulate in Jerusalem. The …

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Greek gov’t confirms “road accident” in Libya, dismisses “terror” rumors

The Greek General Staff of National Defense (GEETHA) released the names and the pictures of the three soldiers who were killed in the horrific car accident in Libya. It is noted that the other two victims were translators, the son and the daughter of the president of the Greek community …

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Five Greeks on humanitarian mission in Libya killed in traffic accident

Five Greeks, members of the humanitarian mission of the Greek Armed Forces to flood-stricken Libya were killed in a traffic accident on Sunday. Another 13 people were injure with seven of them being in critical condition. The Armed Forces declared a 3-day mourning. The injured Greeks were transported back to …

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Greece significantly less wealthy than Med neighbors

Greece trails other Mediterranean EU countries in per capita wealth, according to the 14th edition of the Global Worth Report issued by Swiss Bank UBS, joined this year by Credit Suisse, which it acquired a few months ago. However, in contrast to other southern European countries, namely Italy and Spain, …

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105 soccer fans ordered detained pending trial

All 105 soccer fans suspected of being involved in extensive clashes in the Greek capital that ended in the death of a 29-year-old AEK Athens supporter have been ordered to be detained pending their trial, authorities said Sunday. Three examining magistrates and two prosecutors questioned the detained fans in batches …

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