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Revenge Porn: Convicted for felony with suspended 5-year sentence

The Three-Member Misdemeanor Appeals Court of Thessaloniki in northern Greece has sentenced a well-known TV show co-host to five years in prison for posting explicit videos of his former partner online without her consent, the so-called Revenge Porn. Upon the prosecutor’s recommendation, the court elevated the offense from a misdemeanor …

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Court operations, foreclosure auctions suspended ahead of elections (exceptions)

Court operations and auctions of foreclosed homes are suspended from May 17 to May 24, ahead of national elections on May 21, according to a circular issued by the Justice Ministry on Tuesday. Specifically, the circular outlined the following: – Civil and criminal court operations in Athens and Thessaloniki will …

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Workers at Athens Metro suspend work stoppage

A planned strike action on Metro Line 1 in Athens has been suspended due to the deadly train collision at Tempi, northern Greece, the STASY workers’ union announced on Wednesday morning. Trains resumed their normal operation after 10.30 a.m. “With deep sorrow in our hearts for today’s tragic accident, perhaps …

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Ferry Thessaloniki-Izmir temporary suspended, two months after launch

The ferry route Thessaloniki-Izmir linking the city in northern Greece with the Turkish coast will be temporarily suspended after its last winter run on Wednesday, in order to resume its operation in the summer of 2023, Levante Ferries Group said in an announcement n November 30. The suspension became known …

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Anti-vaxxer Police Officer suspended over videos on social media

An anti-vaxxer Greek police officer has been suspended on Thursday following an internal investigation regarding several videos he uploaded on YouTube in which he spread propaganda against Covid-19 vaccines and was instructing citizens how to avoid relevant police controls. In his videos, the man who posted under the nickname Telemachos …

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Police officer who beat citizen suspended while investigation continues

The police officer who beat a citizen during routine lockdown checks on Sunday has been suspended, media report on Wednesday. Citing Greek Police sources, state-run news agency amna notes that the administrative internal investigation on the incident continues and is expanded also into the other policemen who were watching their …

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Greece suspends demolitions on beaches, lake-sides citing “Covid-19 complications”

In a setback to a program that began last year, an amendment tabled in Parliament this week provides for the suspension of demolitions of illegal constructions in coastal zones, on lakesides and river banks until October 31, citing “complications created by Covid-19.” The demolition program, bankrolled by the Green Fund, …

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Lesvos: Border guards, policeman suspended for beating refugees (video)

Three border guards and one policeman have been suspended from service after a video showed them beating two refugees outside a supermarket of the island of Lesvos, the Chief of the Greek Police announced on Saturday morning. An internal investigation has been launched against the four, the statement added. Police …

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Greece’s Air traffic controllers call off strike on Nov 26-27

Αir traffic controllers, air safety mechanics and telecommunication workers of the Greek Civil Aviation Αuthority have called off their strike mobilizations scheduled for Thursday, Friday, November 26-27, 2020. Domestic and international flights at Greece’s airports will operate as scheduled on Thursday and Friday, reported state-run news agency amna, late on …

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Over 200k enterprises in Greece in suspended operation, million workers affected

205,984 enterprises, with a workforce of at least 1,063,098 workers are currently in suspension of operation status by state order, as part of the government measures contain the coronavirus pandemic in Greece, the country’s Statistics authority said on Thursday. These enterprises make a 14.6% out of total and the workforce …

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“This is COVID19!” Torch Relay stopped after Sparta fiesta with Butler

The coronavirus has “extinguished” the Olympic Flame: the Greek Olympic Committee decided on Friday to suspend the famous Torch Relay “in the interest of public health.” The decision was taken just hours after thousands of Greeks defied the preventive measures and flocked to watch Hollywood star Gerard Butler lighting his …

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Turkey suspends Migrants Readmission Agreement with EU

“Migrants readmission agreement with the European Union has been suspended,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced on Wednesday, following the sanctions of the EU due to the illegal drilling in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Cyprus. In an interview with Turkish private TGRT TV, Cavusoglu stated “we will not wait …

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Head of EP information office in Athens suspended amid anti-fraud probe

The head of European Parliament information office in Athens has been suspended from duty amid an anti-fraud probe by the EU Anti-Fraud office OLAF. Together with Leonidas Andrikopoulos, suspended were reportedly also two other employees whose names and nationalities were not made public. The case was confirmed by Marjory van …

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One more European airlines suspends flights to Tehran as of Oct 11/2018

Greek airlines Aegean has announced the suspension of flight to and from Tehran effective as of October 11th 2018. The suspension is temporary, the airlines said and added “The company is forced to temporarily discontinue this route due to foreign exchange bank restrictions that affect its viability.” In the statement …

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