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Violent Protests Break Out in Greece After Police Shoot Roma Teenager

Violent scuffles broke out in Thessaloniki, Greece on Monday after a Roma teenager was shot by police and left in critical condition. The sixteen-year-old was shot in the head in the early hours of Monday morning after driving a truck...

Yet Another Journalist Harassed by Police in Greece

A journalist was harassed by the police in Greece earlier this week in yet another incident that has highlighted the problematic state of freedom of press in the country. Veteran photojournalist Nikos Pilos was arrested on Tuesday during a police...

Greek Police Dismantle Criminal Group Smuggling Migrants

Greek police say they have dismantled an international criminal organization that trafficked undocumented immigrants into and out of the country. Arrests were made throughout Athens' Attica region last week with authorities apprehending nine foreign nationals suspected of working for the...

Marfin Bank Arson Has Haunted Greece for Over a Decade

Eleven years have passed since the deadly Marfin Bank arson. The culprits are still at large, as Greek police launches a new investigation

Migrant Woman Shot Dead While Crossing Evros River From Turkey

A migrant was killed by gunfire at the Greece-Turkey border while she and several others attempted to cross the Evros river separating the two countries, Greek police said on April 17th. Greek police announced late Saturday that they located a...

Greek Man Confesses to Murder of Family of Four in Andravida

A 60-year-old man on Friday confessed to the murder of a couple and their two children in the town of Andravida, Peloponnese

Turkey Releases Greek Police Officer Arrested Near Evros Border

A Greek police officer and his partner who were arrested by Turkish security forces on Sunday near the border region of Evros were released on Monday according to the Greek Ministry of Civil Protection. The pair, from the northeastern Greek...

At Least 20 Greek Police Officers Arrested in Citizenship Racket

Greek police have identified at least 30 officers who are implicated in an illegal citizenship racket, it was revealed on Wednesday. Following a months-long investigation, the officers are said to have provided foreign nationals with illegal citizenship papers and identification...

Greek Police Arrest Nearly 100 Cuban Migrants Headed to Italy

Hundreds of Cuban migrants gathered in the airport on the Greek island of Zakynthos on Thursday, hoping to fly to Italy to escape the dire economic circumstances in their home country. The approximately 210 Cuban migrants left their home country...

Greek Police Shoot Dead Young Roma; Protests Erupt Near Athens

Greek police shot and killed a 20-year-old Roma man early Saturday morning. The shooting took place following a car chase in the suburb of Perama, west of Athens. A 15-year-old was also injured, and another teenager ran from the...