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Another 400 patrol officers at Evros border with Turkey

Another 400 border patrol officers will be hired in 2023 to better protect Greece’s borders, Citizen Protection Minister Takis Theodorikakos announced on Friday. The minister was speaking after a meeting of his at the Ropodi region’s police headquarters on matters of security and migration. Some 250 of these border patrol …

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Kaili hearing postponed for next week; remains in custody

The pre-trial hearing of MEP Eva Kaili has been postponed to December 22, media in Greece report from Brussels on Wednesday afternoon. She did not  appear at the hearing, where it will be decided whether she will remain in custody or be released on conditions. The postponement has been confirmed …

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Protests and clashes with police after death of Roma boy

Carrying banners and shouting “Murderers” thousands of Greeks protest in Athens, Thessaloniki and other cities for the death of 16-year-old Kostas Fragoulis, an unarmed Roma boy shot in the head by a police officer.   At the time, angry members of Roma communities across the country have started fires and …

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Students’ Uprising marches end with firebombs and teargas (videos)

Thousands of Greeks marched through central Athens and other cities on Thursday to mark the 49th anniversary of a violently quashed students’ uprising in 1973 that helped topple the military junta which then ruled the country. Thousands demonstrate during the Polytechnic Uprising anniversary in Athens, while 5000+ police officers are …

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Athens: Over 5,500 policemen, traffic restrictions for November 17 Anniversary

Over 5,500 police officers are being deployed across Greek capital Athens for the events of November 17, when Greeks will honor the 49th anniversary Students’ Uprising against the military junta. The 3-day events start on Tuesday at the Athens Polytechnic School in downtown Athens next to the National Museum and …

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7 police and customs officers arrested at Krystallopigi border with Albania

A police major operation at Greece’s Krystallopigi border control check point at the border with Albania has led in the arrest of at least 14 people: seven police and customs officers and seven civilians of Albanian nationality. the operation of the Internal Affairs Unit of the Greek police followed a …

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Communications security regulator to investigate intelligence service, police division & squad

The Hellenic Authority for Communication Security and Privacy (ADAE) announced on Monday it will be investigating the National Intelligence Service (EYP), along with units of the Hellenic Police. In its statement, the regulator said in particular it would be investigating the police’s Special Violent Crime Squad and the Intelligence Division. …

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Greek police arrest foreign national, a fraudster, with German warrant

Greek authorities arrested a  37-year-old foreign national with an outstanding European arrest warrant issued by German authorities. The arrest took place at the airport of Thessaloniki, northern Greece, on Wednesday. The man has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for e-mail and telephone fraud amounting to roughly 1.5 million euros. …

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Gov’t to recruit another 600 special guards for campus police

Greece’s Citizen’s Protection Ministry will hire another 600 special guards for enhance police forces in the university campuses, it was announced on Thursday. The 600 will be added to the 400 who have completed their training last month and were scheduled to assume their duties in early June. However, the …

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300 kg cocaine seized, four British nationals arrested in Thessaloniki VID

A huge blow to a cocaine trafficking ring in Thessaloniki ended with the arrest of four British nationals, who have been living in Greece for about one year.  Police seized 300 kilos of cocaine shipped to Greece’s second largest port in a freight of bananas. The seizure of cocaine had …

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Greek Ombudsman: 308 cases of abuse by police registered in 2021

A total of 308 reported incidents of abusive targeting of young people and other vulnerable groups by officers of the law due to their national, ethnic or racial origin are noted in the Greek Ombudsman’s 2021 report that was released on Thursday. The independent authority, which also operates as the …

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University police to assume duties in early June, says Minister

400 special guards complete their training tomorrow, Tuesday, and after a few days off they will start patrols in two big university campuses, Minister for Citizen Protection, Takis Theodorikakos, said on Monday. He added the university police will assume their duties in early June. Theodoriakos said further that the first …

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Makeshift bomb explodes outside the home of high-ranking police officer

Greek law enforcement authorities were on alert on Tuesday after a makeshift explosive device went off outside the home of a high-ranking officer of the Hellenic Police (ELAS) in the northern Athenian suburb of Halandri. The rudimentary bomb comprised four cooking gas canisters taped together and set off by some …

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Covid-free GR Wallet app allows also uploading of the ID card

Greek citizens now have the option to save in the Covid-free GR Wallet application, in addition to the vaccination, disease or diagnostic certificates, their identity card. According to a joint press release of the Ministries of Digital Governance and Citizen Protection, as of Tuesday, December 28, the new version of …

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