Gov’t seeks second chance on ‘law and order’ agenda

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis seen in a file photo. [AP]

Six months after the country's national elections, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis decided to move ahead with a mini-reshuffle, mainly aiming to tackle mounting security concerns.

The conservative government has placed security and "law and order" on top of its agenda.

Giannis Oikonomou was ousted from the government and Michalis Chrysochoidis will be the third person to fill the top post at the Ministry for Citizen Protection, evidence of the acute problems that have plagued the Greek police in recent years.

But, the police has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons, from the death of a riot officer last week following an injury by a flare, the killing of a soccer fan in clashes between rival clubs in August, the alleged involvement of police officials in organized crime rackets, complaints of police brutality, the murder of Roma teenagers during...

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