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Disabled Greek Police Officer Fights Discrimination, is Reinstated

A Greek police officer who was discharged in 2009 due to disability was reinstated into the force this week after launching a successful campaign to change the law. Antonis Tsapatakis was considered by the Hellenic Police (ELAS) as incapable of...

Dekemvriana: Ground Zero in the Greek Civil War

December 3, 1944 saw one of the bloodiest and most polarizing incidents in the history of the Greek civil war. Known as "Dekemvriana" (from December, the month it began), the Athens incident has come to characterize the period of...

Greek Police Bust Drug Trafficking Gang and Seize Over 27 kg of Cannabis

Greek police have busted a significant drug racket in raids in Athens, as well as Fthiotida and Patra in central and western Greece. The bust took place last Thursday, and on Monday the Greece Police (ELAS) announced that they had...

Greek Police Arrest 5 for Attempted Migrant Smuggling

Hellenic Police (ELAS) on Sunday reported the arrest of five migrant smugglers in two separate operations in Thessaloniki, in northern Greece. The five perpetrators were planning to help a total of 53 migrants to illegally cross Greece's northern border with...

Athens-Based Businesses and an NGO a 'Front' for Migrant-Traffickers, Police Say

A group of companies and a non-governmental organizations, all based in Athens, Greece, were acting as a front for migrant trafficking outfits operating around Omonia Square, the Hellenic Police (ELAS) announced on Friday. The rings supplied refugees and migrants...

From Greek Civil War to SYRIZA's Rise to Power in 5 Minutes [Video]

Paul Mason is a British journalist on Channel 4 who recently created an impressive five-minute video, in which he scrupulously describes the rise of Greek leftist party SYRIZA to power in January 2015. Mason's narration begins with the Greek civil war...

Greek Government Reveals Plan for Greek Police Force Overhaul

The Greek Ministry of Public Order and Protection submitted a new draft law unveiling in this way the Greek government's  plans to overhaul the Greek Police( ELAS) in a bid to improve patrols and cut spending. During an Athens press...

Drugs Found in Omonoia Police Station

On October 8 the evening officers of the Internal Affairs Division of the Greek Police raided the police station of Omonoia, as part of their investigation for policemen connected with Golden Dawn. According  to Greek media reports, the IAD found...

Greek Bank Chief Joins Troika Talks

As the government tries frantically to satisfy international lenders it is making enough progress in reforms to trigger release of a delayed 8.1 billion euro ($10.6 billion) installment, Bank of Greece Governor Giorgos Provopoulos is jumping into the fray...

Greece Boots 10,000 Unlawful Migrants

Almost 600 illegal immigrants returned to their home countries in May, while since last August a total of 10,118 people of different nationalities have returned to their countries. According to the Hellenic Police data, reimbursement decisions were based on the...