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Police dismantles women-trafficking ring using sham civil partnership agreements

Greek Police announced on Sunday the dismantling of an extensive sex-trafficking ring that used sham civil partnership agreements to get legal residence permits for women from Eastern Europe. They would be smuggled into Greece to work as prostitutes and hostesses. According to, following an orchestrated police operation in Athens, …

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How Greeks end up in sham jobs in the Czech Republic

A large number of employment agencies have been hiring cheap labor across Europe. But many Greeks have fallen victim to high expectations and fraudulent recruitment deals.   Like most Greeks, Nikos Varthimiadis is bust. Bad debts ruined his bakery last year, pushing the middle-aged man and father of three into …

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