Police union slam Toskas for involving force in foreclosures


In a letter to Citizens' Protection Minister Nikos Toskas, the union of Hellenic Police officers (POASY) on Wednesday underlined its opposition to a government decision to boost security for notarial firms involved in controversial property foreclosures.

"The protection of the remaining capital reserves in the country's systemic banks cannot possibly protect the government's policy on the issue of foreclosures and in particular that of first homes," POASY said.

"So in order to protect yourselves and to not be exposed you artfully roll the problem over and transform it from a purely political problem to a 'police'  issue," the statement continued.

It added that the practice would also drain many police services in Attica and compromise the force's key mission which, it said, "is nothing other than defending the life, honor and property of Greek citizen."