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Greek Anti-Terror Cops Trump European Rivals in International Contest

Greek anti-terrorist officers have trumped their European colleagues in an international competition among elite special forces held in Jordan. EKAM officers secured the highest score from all European countries in the 10th annual contest between special forces held at a...

Greek Police Detain 'Illegal' Nurses

Greek police have arrested seven women for working illegally as nurses in two hospitals in the Attica region. In a statement, police said they detained the "exclusive nurses" in an operation by the Attica Aliens Directorate on Thursday. Among those detained...

Greek Police to Hire Resident Foreigners

Greek police are to start hiring resident aliens, a government minister has announced. Deputy Citizen Protection Minister Nikos Toskas, according to a report in Ta Nea newspaper, cited the example of the U.K. which previously overturned a 170-year-old ban on...

'We Won't Enforce Auctions' Warn Greek Police

Greek police on Tuesday said they will not be used to enforce controversial auctions or foreclosures. In a statement, the Pan-Hellenic Federation of Police Officers (PFP) said, its members, although committed to upholding the law, were opposed to the "dangerous...

Career Criminal Shot Dead in Athens

A notorious career criminal was shot dead in a car in Attica on Wednesday, according to Greek police. The body of Vassilis Stefanakos was found in the vehicle in Haidari, western Attica. Greek Police forensics team have so far recovered 22 bullets...

'Shots Fired' as Prisoners Try to Escape Greek Police

    Gunshots were reportedly heard in downtown Athens on Friday as two prisoners tried to escape police custody during a transfer. Media reports say the two men -- both Georgian nationals arrested in Greece on burglary charges earlier this month --...

Greek Police to Clear Squats

Greek police are putting the final touches to a plan to evacuate illegally occupied buildings around Athens and the rest of the country in the coming days. Acknowledging the political will of the government, the leadership of the security forces...

Clashes Between Protesters and Greek Police in Home Auction Court

Rioting between -mainly- left wing protesters and the police outside the premises where foreclosure home auctions are taking place, has become commonplace in Athens lately. This time the Athens Court of Justice became the battleground for the movement against home...

Police Arrest 19 for Stealing Railway Equipment; Over 7 mln Loss to State

Greek Police arrested 19 individuals, including a Hellenic Railways Organisation (OSE) manager and employees, who worked in a gang stealing railway equipment valued at over 7 million euros. The gang's activity, spread in several cities of Greece, began operations on...

Protesters in Fierce Clashes with Police over Online Home Auctions in Greece

Protesters who were losing their homes engaged in fierce clashes with Greek riot police on the first day of online auctions to sell off repossessed properties amid the ongoing economic crisis in the country. Images from the scene have shown...