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Kouroumblis appeals to Frontex for ‘fair treatment’

An appeal to the European border agency FRONTEX for “fair treatment” of Greece – with greater funding for the support of Greek coast guard vessels used to tackle migration in the Aegean and greater participation of Greeks in responsible positions within the organisation – was made by Greek Shipping Minister Panagiotis...
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Acropolis Museum celebrates ninth ‘birthday’

The Acropolis Museum has received more than 1.66 million visitors over the past year, with a sharp rise in the number of foreigners visiting its collections, the museum’s curator Prof. Dimitris Pandermalis said in statements on Wednesday, on the ninth anniversary since the museum opened its doors to the public.“The number of visitors...
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Policing to increase in Exarchia, says Toskas

Policing of the central Athens area of Exarchia will pick up after the completion of work in western Attica, said Citizen Protection Minister Nikos Toskas on Wednesday.“There have been large steps made in changing the mentality of the police and the reduction of crime and delinquency,” he said in an interview to public broadcaster ERT.L...
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Police arrest two men in Crete for church theft

Police have arrested two men in Crete in connection to 36 counts of theft from churches on the island.The two men, aged 33 and 36, were caught trying to break into a church in Lasithi, eastern Crete, on Wednesday. They are accused of having stolen cash, jewelry, church goods and olive oil in excess of 12,000 euros in the last few months....
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Saronikos coastline beaches certifiably clean, samples show

The beaches of the Saronikos municipality SE of Athens are clear of petroleum residues, according to an announcement issued by the National Council of Accreditation “Analytika Ergastiria Athinon” on Wednesday.In an announcement, the municipality said that samples taken on June 13 showed no traces of hydrocarbons or oil residue at the...
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Police arrest two alleged leaders of drug ring

Two locals alleged to be among the leaders of a drug-dealing ring were arrested early Wednesday in the area of Malgara, Thessaloniki.The suspects, a 42-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman were driving a vehicle on the Thessaloniki-Athens motorway when they were stopped. A search in the car with the assistance of a sniffer dog revealed a package...
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Wanted fugitive Artemis Sorras arrested by Attica Security Police

Wanted fugitive Artemis Sorras has been arrested by Attica Security Police in the greater Athens area, on the basis of an arrest warrant issued against him, sources said on Saturday.Police had been searching for Sorras, who stands accused of various counts of fraud, since March 2017. He was finally tracked down to a house in Alimos, rented from a...
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Tear gas and minor incidents at rally against Athens-Skopje deal on name issue

There were minor clashes between police and protestors outside Parliament on Saturday, during a protest rally against the agreement reached by Athens and Skopje to resolve the name dispute. Police used tear gas to repel groups of protestors at the rally, while both Amalias Avenue and Vassilisis Sofias Avenue were closed to traffic.After being...
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Golden Dawn MP Barbaroussis charged with incitement to high treason

Extreme-right Golden Dawn (GD) deputy Constantinos Barbaroussis – who created an uproar in Parliament on Friday when he called on the army to arrest the president, the prime minister and the defense minister for “high treason” – is being prosecuted on charges of incitement to high treason.The charge was announced by...
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