Monday April 27, 2015 Search
Weather | Athens
14o C
09o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Golden Dawn, police at loggerheads

The Public Order Ministry was locked in a dispute with neofascist Chrysi Avgi (Golden Dawn) on Monday following a decision to revoke the party’s right to be assigned state-appointed body guards, after a spate of assaults on migrants, and a police crackdown outside the party’s offices prompted Golden Dawn to take legal action.

Early on Monday, the police issued a statement that the officers granted to Golden Dawn’s 18 MPs for protection, in line with Greek law, would be relieved of their duties to prevent the guards from facing a conflict of duty between protecting the lawmakers and stopping them from breaking the law. The statement noted that guards would continue to protect party leader Nikos Michaloliakos and Golden Dawn’s offices.

Later in the day, in an apparent attempt to underscore the authority of the police force, officers were dispatched to stand outside the party’s headquarters near the capital’s Larissis railway station, stopping visitors to check their ID cards.

The party quickly condemned the initiative as a “violation of the Constitution” and took out an injunction against Police Chief Nikos Papagiannopoulos.

Meanwhile Supreme Court prosecutor Yiannis Tentes called on prosecutors in Rafina, northeast of Athens, and Mesolongi, in the Peloponnese, to conduct speedy investigations into the raids on migrant street stalls in those towns. The police chief who had been on duty at Rafina’s main police precinct on Friday night when dozens of men wearing black T-shirts adorned with the Golden Dawn logo smashed down migrant kiosks has been suspended. And authorities are to forward to Parliament a case file regarding two Golden Dawn MPs linked to the Rafina raid.

In a related development, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay expressed concern about a spike in “violent xenophobic attacks against migrants, refugees and asylum seekers” in Greece and reports of the police’s inability to tackle the problem.

ekathimerini.com , Monday September 10, 2012 (22:20)  
Anastasiades says Akinci win raises hopes for reunification
Berlin silent on content of Merkel-Tsipras chat amid claims of ´dramatic´ situation
Two Greeks in quake-stricken Nepal reported safe
Anastasiades, Akinci speak and look towards fresh push in peace talks
European shares fall, Greek concerns weigh
European shares edged lower in early trading on Monday, with lingering concerns over Greece's debt situation prompting investors to trade cautiously at the start of a new week. German Financ...
Greek yields rise after creditors give Athens cold shoulder
Greek bond yields edged higher on Monday as investors reacted to fruitless debt relief talks between euro zone finance ministers on Friday which only served to highlight the gulf between Ath...
Inside Business
SOCCER
Panathinaikos beats Xanthi to rise to second
Panathinaikos jumped back up to the second spot of the Super League after its home win over Xanthi on Saturday, as PAOK slumped to third due to its draw at home with PAS Giannina on Sunday. ...
WATER POLO
Olympiakos wins Euro crown in women´s water polo
The women’s water polo team of Olympiakos won its first ever LEN Euro League at the Final Four it hosted in Piraeus by beating holder Sabadell from Spain 10-9 in Saturday’s final. After defe...
Inside Sports
ANALYSIS
If Greece falls, no one wants their prints on the murder weapon
«We're going bust.» «No, you're not.» «You're strangling us.» «No we're not.» «You owe us for World War Two.» «We gave already." The game of chicken between Greece and its international cred...
COMMENTARY
Reaching crunch time
Several cabinet ministers and MPs are no longer hiding it: They either openly admit that they are promoting the drachma or they murmur things like, “Why not the drachma?” Some go even furthe...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. Anastasiades says Akinci win raises hopes for reunification
2. European shares fall, Greek concerns weigh
3. Greek yields rise after creditors give Athens cold shoulder
4. Berlin silent on content of Merkel-Tsipras chat amid claims of ´dramatic´ situation
5. Two Greeks in quake-stricken Nepal reported safe
6. ECB seen going all the way on QE as economists doubt taper
more news
Today
This Week
1. Greece’s day of reckoning inches closer as debt payments loom
2. Pensions will not be cut, insists social insurance chief
3. Anastasiades, Akinci speak and look towards fresh push in peace talks
4. ECB seen going all the way on QE as economists doubt taper
5. Berlin silent on content of Merkel-Tsipras chat amid claims of 'dramatic' situation
6. Two Greeks in quake-stricken Nepal reported safe
Today
This Week
1. Greek government's popularity takes a hit as talks drag on
2. Europe's collision course with Greece
3. It's up to the Greek government to ensure deal with lenders, says ECB's Coeure
4. Leaving the past in the past
5. Denialism
6. The price of compromise
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2015, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.