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Piraeus Appeals Justices fail to uphold ban on Marinakis leaving the country

The Piraeus Appeals Justices Council on Friday did not ratify an order issued by Piraeus public prosecutor Irene Tziva that banned businessman and ship owner Vangelis Marinakis and three of his associates from leaving the country. According to the justices’ council, he was not judged to be a flight risk. The ban was imposed after charges pressed a...
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Supreme Court to re-examine case of Malta extradition request

The Greek Supreme Court will re-examine two Maltese extradition requests of former bank employee Maria Efimova, a Russian whistleblower who worked with assassinated Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galicia, following an appeal lodged by head of appeals prosecutor Antonis Liogas.Liogas appealed Wednesday’s decision by the Appeals Council which t...
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Father and daughter arrested in Thessaloniki for dealing in heroin

A 53-year-old local man and his 32-year-old daughter, along with a 37-year-old foreign national, were arrested in Thessaloniki and charged with drug dealing, authorities announced on Friday.The two suspects were arrested in a parking lot outside a store on the Thessaloniki-Langadas motorway. In their possession police found and confiscated a...
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Greek Appeals Council votes against extradition of Maltese whistleblower

The Greek Appeals Council on Thursday rejected two requests for the extradition to Malta of former bank employee Maria Efimova, who is believed to have been a major source of assassinated Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galicia.Caruana Galizia was murdered in October 2017 for exposing a money-laundering scandal involving Maltese politicians.The...
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Migration officials visit refugee housing in Livadia, Ritsona in central Greece

European Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos on Thursday visited apartments provided for refugees in Livadia, in Viotia, and the hotspot of Ritsona, east of Thebes.The commissioner was accompanied by Migration Minister Dimitris Vitsas, Livadia Mayor Yiota Poulou and Philippe Leclerc, representative of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in...
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Air Force announces name of pilot who died in Mirage crash off Skyros

The Hellenic Air Force announced the name of the pilot who died when his Mirage 2000-5 fighter jet crashed in the sea off the island of Skyros on Thursday.The jet piloted by Georgios Baltadoros, born in 1984, who was married with children, crashed at sea 9 nautical miles northeast of Syros in the Aegean Sea.The Air Force’s full statement reads as f...
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BBC filming for “The Little Drummer Girl” wraps up at Sounion temple

Crews filming a part of the BBC’s production “The Little Drummer Girl” at the ancient temple of Poseidon in Sounion, south of Athens, wrapped up their work on Thursday.The filming became the focus of a controversy when the Central Archaeological Council – which advises the government on preservation and proper use of sites and monuments – rejected...
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Pilot in Mirage 2000-5 aircraft killed, defence minister Kammenos tweets

The pilot in the Mirage 2000-5 fighter jet that disappeared off radar screens earlier on Thursday has been killed and “joined the pantheon of heroes,” Greek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos said in a tweet posted on Thursday afternoon.“He fell for faith and country, fighting to defend National sovereignty and our territorial integrity. The country b...
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