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Greece Pulls Plug on Rally for Anniversary of Polytechnic Uprising

On Friday, Michalis Chrisochoidis, the country's Minister of Citizen Protection, announced that the annual rally commemorating the Polytechnic Uprising on November 17, 1973 would not occur this year. The yearly demonstration marks the day that Greece's right-wing military Junta sent...

Greece Plans to Transport 20,000 Migrants From Islands to the Mainland

The Greek government is planning to transfer at least 20,000 migrants and refugees from the islands to the mainland by the end of this year, Citizen Protection Minister Michalis Chrisochoidis was cited as saying on Thursday. According to the Athens-Macedonian...

Exarchia Anarchists Say “We Will Fight” To Defend Neighborhoods

Greek anarchists have pledged to show the authorities that they are “A state within a state” in Exarchia, central Athens, in view of the new government’s pledge to work hard to restore a sense of public security in the...

Michalis Chrisochoidis, Greece's "Terrorist Hunter", Returns to Center Stage

Greek politician Michalis Chrisochoidis, who is associated with two of the most spectacular successes of the country's security services this century, has been appointed as the new Citizen Protection minister. During his tenure at the ministry of Public Order --...

Ancient City Discovered in Western Greece

Michalis Chrysochoidis, the Greek Minister of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks, visited the archaeological site of Alikyrna near Missolonghi in western Greece, where an ancient city was recently unearthed during construction work for Ionia Odos. The ancient city, located next to...

One of the World's Largest Arch Bridges Built in Greece

According to Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Michalis Chrisochoidis’ announcement on Wednesday, August 27, the new arch bridge in Tsakona, at the borders of Messinia and Arcadia, will be ready within 2014. The Tsakona bridge will be the second largest in Greece, after...

Reductions in Public Transport Fares

Greek Minister of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks Michalis Chrisochoidis announced a reduction in public transportation fares from 1.40 to 1.20 euros. The duration of travel time will be reduced to 70 minutes from 90 minutes that is now. The...

OSE Left Without Trains

For the first time since the founding of Hellenic Railways Organization (OSE) in 1920, the company is left without trains and is limited to being a simple network administrator. According to Greek news, in 2010, the representative of the International...

Reception Center to Open For Immigrants

The first Greek reception center for illegal immigrants will open in the next few days in the area of Amigdalesa in the outskirts of Athens. The Greek minister for citizens' protection Michalis Chrisochoidis gave the news at the end of...

Malmstrom: Greece Will Be on EU Agenda for Some

The situation in Greece on the immigration front remains "very difficult" and "will be on the EU agenda for some time," the EU Commissioner for Home Affairs, Cecilia Malmstrom, has said after a meeting in Brussels today with Greece's...