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Eight Politicians Who Marked the Tsipras Era in Greece

Ever since the administration of Alexis Tsipras resigned and called for early elections, now scheduled for July 7, Greece's Syriza and New Democracy Parties have been in a state of pre-election war with each other. The departing party claims that...

Greece Replaces Police, Fire Chiefs over Deadly Blazes

The Greek government has replaced the heads of the Hellenic Police and the Fire Department in light of the recent blazes in East Attica that left 91 people dead and dozens injured. The replacements follow Friday's resignation of Deputy Citizen...

Greek Minister Resigns Over Deadly Fires

Nikos Toskas, the Citizens' Protection Minister, resigned from his post on Friday following the deadly fires that devastated resorts in eastern Attica on July 23. Toskas, who was under fire for the ineffective and uncoordinated way Greek emergency services coped...

Greek Top Officials Deny Any Responsibility for Deadly Fire

Greece's government spokesman, the citizen protection minister, the chiefs of police and the fire department denied any responsibility and offered no apologies for the inability to save lives in the East Attica catastrophic fires. In a press conference late on...

No Changes in Self-Defense Legislation, says Greek Justice Minister

There is no question of making any changes to the existing legislation in regards to cases of self-defense when a citizen is threatened by an intruder in his home, Greece's Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis said on Monday. The minister spoke...

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...

Greek Foreign Minister Receives Death Threat

Greece's foreign minister has received a death threat, a colleague told live television on Friday. Nikos Toskas, Greece's Citizens' Protection Minister, revealed that his colleague Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias was the recipient of a threatening letter containing a note which...

Greek Minister Vows to Increase Police Presence in the Streets

The Citizen Protection Ministry wants to increase police presence in the streets to better protect citizens, Minister Nikos Toskas said in an interview with Saturday's "Ta Nea", adding that an effort is being made to lower the crime rate...

Greece's Citizen Protection Minister Indifferent to Leftist Crime

In the past few days, Athens has become a theater of violence and vandalism. The prime minister and government officials verbally "condemn" the violent incidents and call for the pertinent ministry to take action. However, the official statements condemning...

Greek Citizen Protection Minister Blames Arson for Zakynthos Wildfires

The recent wildfires on Zakynthos island were the work of arsonists, Deputy Citizen Protection Minister Nikos Toskas said on Tuesday. Speaking on Real FM, Toskas said that the number of fires that broke out simultaneously in different parts of the...