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New Greek Government to Deploy More Police on the Streets

One of the priorities of the new Greek government is to establish a feeling of security for citizens, who see crime rates rising rapidly and feel helpless in front of criminals. New Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, announced that the Citizen...

U.S. Allegedly Pushing Greece for New, High-Security ID Cards

Greece is feeling the pressure from the United States to issue new, high-security ID cards in light of terrorist attacks in Europe, according to an Eleftheros Typos report. Allegedly, the U.S. is putting pressure on Athens, warning that if the...

Greek Police to Put 'Sheriffs' in Small Towns, Rural Communities

The Citizen Protection Ministry is proposing the establishment of "local policeman" in small towns and rural areas where there are no nearby police stations, according to an Eleftheros Typos report. The local policeman (like the U.S. sheriff) is to enhance...

Hundreds of Turkish Tourists Trapped on Chios Due to System Failure [video]

Hundreds of Turkish tourists remained trapped for hours at passport control on Chios island after a breakdown of the computer system. It was after the intervention of deputy regional governor Stamatis Karmantzis and Citizen Protection Alternate Minister Nikos Toskas that...

Greek Citizen Protection Minister: Athens University Occupation Will End Soon

Deputy Citizen Protection Minister Yiannis Panousis said he has got the "green light" from Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to take action to end the occupation of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens Rectorate by anarchists. Panousis sent an ultimatum...