Probe ordered into Greek border guards’ cohabitation agreements

Probe ordered into Greek border guards’ cohabitation agreements

The Hellenic Police are conducting an administrative investigation ordered by Citizens’ Protection Minister Takis Theodorikakos into allegations made in several publications concerning the signing of fictitious civil partnerships by young border guards.

According to a statement issued by Hellenic Police Headquarters, the probe comes in response to reports that new border guards have signed fictitious cohabitation agreements to secure the necessary credits that will ensure they are assigned to the Alexandroupoli Police Directorate.

In particular, according to a report on the Evros News website, of the 250 new border guards hired to reinforce the forces in Evros, more than 100 have signed these cohabitation agreements in order to secure the five credit points needed to be posted at the Alexandroupoli Police Directorate.

The main reason is because most of these border guards reportedly want to stay in the capital of Evros and serve in the three border guard departments belonging to it, namely in Feres, Tychero and Soufli, where a total of 115 border guards are expected to be posted.

A police source said that dozens of cohabitation agreements have indeed been signed after the recruitment of the border guards. If they are indeed bogus, there will be sanctions and the credits will be deducted.

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