Far-right groups have had a strong presence in recent rallies against compulsory vaccination, seeing the pandemic and the social pressures it has created as an opportunity to regroup in the post-Golden Dawn era.

20.07.2021 / 17:36

Ten foreign nationals, including four members of non-governmental organizations, are accused of facilitating the illegal entry of migrants into Greece through islands in the northeastern Aegean, espionage and violating immigration laws. 

17.07.2021 / 15:10

Greece this week took the first steps toward implementing a plan by the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) for the surveillance of its borders with the use of aerostats.

16.07.2021 / 10:50

Cocaine seizures in Greece in 2020 broke a 25-year record, according to the annual report of the Coordinating Body for Drug Prosecution (SODN) published on Thursday, while home deliveries by traffickers spiked in the lockdowns.

13.07.2021 / 10:23

A total of 11 people are being investigated on suspicion that they provided support to Christos Pappas, the deputy leader of neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party, during the time he was on the run after his conviction last October.

06.07.2021 / 15:17

Christos Pappas, the second-in-command in the Golden Dawn criminal organization who was arrested last week after being on the run since last October, is believed to have been planning an escape to Italy.

08.06.2021 / 21:44

Police have arrested seven suspects in the fatal shooting of Christina Kloutsinioti, the 37-year-old wife of businessman Dionysis “Dimis” Korfiatis, on the Ionian island of Zakynthos in June last year.

08.06.2021 / 09:48

Four men accused of being part of a racket that dealt large quantities of drugs in Athens and on the holiday island of Mykonos are to testify to a prosecutor Monday after their arrest on Friday.

02.06.2021 / 10:53

The Citizens’ Protection Ministry is planning a new task force to combat organized crime more efficiently in the wake of a string of assassinations attributed to an on-going gangland feud.

25.05.2021 / 14:56

With summer fast approaching, civil protection authorities have drafted an emergency plan for 18 parts of Attica as well as 13 area in the wider region that are deemed high risk for fires and have inadequate escape routes.

23.05.2021 / 15:26

Officials hope an extensive report on the structure and operation of Greece’s powerful criminal groups will trigger a wave of investigations and trials reminiscent of Italy’s anti-Mafia drive codenamed “mani pulite” (“clean hands”).

20.05.2021 / 10:08

Amid a rise in the number of professional hits and turf wars, Citizens’ Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis on Wednesday presented a multi-page report charting the development and structure of powerful criminal groups active in the country over the last decade to Supreme Court prosecutor Vassilis Pliotas.

06.05.2021 / 16:11

The two incidents of aggressive behavior by Turkish vessels against Frontex boats in the eastern Aegean on April 26 and 27 will be discussed at Friday’s extraordinary meeting of the European border agency’s board of directors. 

24.04.2021 / 12:33

Police activated a plan of intensive controls on Friday, aiming to limit travel between regions in view of Easter week and to prevent a mass exodus from major urban centers – and especially from Attica to various provincial destinations.