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Kostas Manolas Sends Barcelona Crashing Out of Champions League (video)

Greek international Kostas Manolas sealed a historic Roma comeback to eliminate Lionel Messi's Barcelona from this year's Champions League. Manolas' glancing header on the 82nd minute sparked scenes of pure elation among the locals as Roma overcame a 4-1 deficit...

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...

Clashes Erupt Between Police and Angry Roma in Athens

At least nine policemen were slightly injured on Wednesday following clashes with dozens of angry demonstrators who pelted the police station in the Athenian western suburb of Ano Liosia, with rocks. The demonstrators –members of the Roma community – were...

First Victim of Measles Epidemic in Greece is Eleven-month-old Infant

An eleven-month-old infant infant has become the first victim of a new measles epidemic plaguing the country over the past few months. The baby; which was born to Roma parents, died of sepsis. As of October 26, 326 cases of...

Greek Police Arrest 26 People in Menidi for Various Crimes

Hellenic Police on Monday launched a massive operation in Menidi, Attica and arrested 26 people involved in various crimes. The operation that started at 7:45 am took place around the former Kapota army camp, which since 1999 hosts several families...

Government Announces Social Integration Measures for Roma in Menidi

The government on Friday announced a series of measures aimed to promote the social integration of Roma communities in Menidi and elsewhere in Greece, in a bid to tackle runaway crime among these groups. In a press conference also attended...

Education and Social Integration Program for Roma in Greece Suffers 80% Budget Cut

In the aftermath of the tragedy in Menidi last week where an 11-year-old boy, while attending a school party, was fatally shot in the head by a stray bullet allegedly fired by a 23-year-old member of the Roma community, Public...

Menidi Residents Demonstrate at Citizen Protection Ministry

Angry Menidi residents gathered outside the Citizen Protection Ministry on Tuesday evening to protest the death of an 11-year-old boy by a stray bullet. Moreover the protesters demonstrated against the lack of policing in their crime-infested neighborhood, where gangs of...

Locals Protesting Against Crime in Menidi Clash With Riot Police

A protest march against crime by local residents in the area of Menidi, eastern Attica, turned violent on Monday night after a group of youths threw petrol bombs and stones against riot police at the train station, who responded...

Greek Riot Police Stop Angry Crowd From Attacking Roma Community

Greek riot police on Sunday stopped angry crowds of Menidi, Attica residents who tried to attack a Roma community, after the accidental death of an 11-year-old boy by a stray bullet fired by a Roma. About 200 people held a...