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Greek Justice Minister Speaks Out Against Police Violence

Greece's new justice minister Antonis Roupakiotis called on prosecutors to probe police violence and said lack of action had fostered an atmosphere of impunity, in an interview published Saturday, Eleftherotypia commented. Numerous cases of police brutality against protesters and journalists...

Gay Pride Rally in Thessaloniki Attacked (video)

Police say about 50 people threw eggs and plastic bottles of water at about 400 people holding a gay pride parade in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki. Police moved in to restrict the attackers on Saturday, but no injuries...

Half of Police Force Votes for Chrysi Avgi Again

Despite the violent behavior of some of the MPs of Greece's far-right party Chrysi Avgi (Golden Dawn) and the numerous cases of attacks on immigrants reported in Athens and other Greek cities, almost one out of every two policemen...

Violence in Athens Suburb Injures 6 Policemen

Authorities say police have clashed with about 150 people who attacked a public bus and shops in a western Athens suburb and that six officers were hospitalized with gunshot wounds. The violence occurred Monday night in the Ano Liossia suburb,...

Crime Epidemic Hits Greek Province Amidst the Crisis

The impact of the financial crisis is not only economic, as many have already observed; ethics, culture, education are only some of the affected areas. The crisis seems to be connected with the high criminality rates of the Greek...

Small Blast Near Former PM's Office

A small, homemade bomb exploded Tuesday outside the office of former Greek Prime Minister Costas Simitis, causing a fire in the building, police said. No one was hurt. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which occurred on the...

Only Immigrants With a Health Certificate Will be Able to Work

Based on a joint approach to tackle the problem of illegal immigration, Health Minister Andreas Loverdos and his Citizen Protection colleague, Michalis Chryssochoidis, presented a full-scale plan capable of ensuring the protection of public health in the country from...

Police Recover Ancient Statue From Goat Pen‎

Greek police have recovered an ancient statue that was illegally excavated and hidden in a goat pen near Athens, and arrested the goat herder and another man who were allegedly trying to sell the work for €500,000 (£420,000). The marble...

Μarch 25th Parades Take Place Amidst Tight Security Measures Across Greece

The National Independence Day of March 25th was celebrated this year in Greece amidst tight security measures not only in the capital city, but across the country as well. In Thessaloniki the parade started ten minutes later than scheduled, while...

Child Pornography Confiscated in Houses of "Eminent" Greeks

Four male adults possessing extremely hideous child pornography material, in which babies were sexually molested by adults – even animals –  were arrested by Greek police officers while five more suspects remain wanted in Athens and the rest of...