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PM Tsipras: Greek Democracy Cannot Be Blackmailed

"Greek democracy cannot be blackmailed," Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras stated after his meeting on Monday with Citizen Protection Minister Yiannis Panousis and noted that "this is addressed to all directions, abroad and within the country." He also clarified that "those...

Greek PM Calls Italian Counterpart Over Latest Migrant Disaster in Mediterranean

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras telephoned Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Sunday evening and expressed his condolences for the hundreds of migrants and refugees feared dead after the latest sinking of a vessel carrying migrants south of...

Alarming Number of Migrants Flood Greece

New waves of refugees and illegal migrants are flooding Greece on a daily basis. The data released by the North Aegean Prefecture are alarming. Prefect Christianna Kalogirou said that in the last 57 days, Greece has received 75% of the total...

Greek Citizen Protection Minister: Athens University Occupation Will End Soon

Deputy Citizen Protection Minister Yiannis Panousis said he has got the "green light" from Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to take action to end the occupation of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens Rectorate by anarchists. Panousis sent an ultimatum...

Athens University Rectorate: There Might Be Deaths if Occupation Continues

The National Kapodistrian University of Athens Rectorate sounded the alarm that if the occupation of the administration building continues, there might be deaths since there is extensive drug use on the premises. The occupation of the administration building of Greece's largest...

Greek Citizens' Protection Dep Min: A Leftist Government Doesn't Mean Lawlessness

An editorial in Ta Nea newspaper written by Deputy Citizens' Protection Minister Yiannis Panousis criticizing the far-leftist attitudes of some cabinet members has caused an uproar within the SYRIZA-led government. The invasion by anarchists in the courtyard of the Greek Parliament...

Migrant Detention Center Evacuation Continues With Mixed Results

The operation to evacuate and shut down the Amygdaleza migrant detention center in Greece continues with very little success. The vulnerable groups that should have been removed first are still in while the migrants who have been released are finding shelter...

Turmoil Over Alleged Changes in Illegal Immigration Policies

Deputy Citizen Protection Minister Yiannis Panousis reacted strongly to a police document that circulated on Tuesday regarding "new policy on migrant detention procedures." The document states that illegal immigrants arrested in the Greek borders will not be detained but...

Greek Gov't Looking More and More Like the Tower of Babel

A little over a month in the Maximos Mansion and it seems that the Greek government officials are in constant competition with each other over who is going to sound more leftist, more "for the people," who commiserates more,...

Migrants from Amygdaleza Detention Center Released in Athens

The evacuation of the Amygdaleza migrant detention center continues at a rate of 30 migrants per day. The migrants go through an evaluation committee and they are given temporary permits to stay in Greece. The migrants are transported from Amygdaleza...