Citizen Protection Ministry

More than 40,000 people marched in Athens according to the police

The Hellenic Police estimates that more than 40,000 people marched in central Athens on Wednesday to protest the rail collision at Tempe last week that left 57 people dead. Sources from the Citizen Protection Ministry also pointed out that the march was a mostly peaceful affair.

Fines totalling 52 million euros issued for health measures violations since 2020

Greek Police (ELAS) has issued a total of 323,000 fines since the start of the pandemic in March 2020 which amount to 52 million euros, the head of ELAS said on Thursday, on the sidelines of a press briefing on a new Citizen Protection Ministry bill for public gatherings and demonstrations.

Vaccination against cover-19 to start in mid-January, says health official

The platform on which the general population will be able to book their vaccination appointments ( once the Covid-19 jabs arrive in Greece will open in mid-January, Health Ministry Secretary General for Primary Health Care, Marios Themistokleous, said at Monday's briefing on the government's upcoming vaccination program.

Online survey shows more than 3 out of 10 women were abused during first lockdown

Over 3 out of 10 women have been victims of domestic violence during the first lockdown in Greece, according to an online survey requested by the Citizen Protection Ministry and the Center for Security Research, and presented at an online discussion on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Wednesday.

Riot in women’s prison in Thiva after detainee dies

A riot erupted at Eleonas' Womens' Prison in central Greece on Thursday morning after a woman whom detainees suspected of being infected with the new coronavirus died earlier in the day.

The prisoners burned mattresses and called for immediate measures to protect their health and reduce overcrowding.

'I'm tired': Head of overcrowded migrant camp in Lesvos resigns

The governor of the overcrowded reception and identification center in Moria, Lesvos, resigned on Wednesday saying he is "tired," state-run news agency ANA-MPA reported.
Yiannis Balbakakis, who run the overcrowded camp for about three years, is credited with creating "safe zones" to protect unaccompanied underage refugees, women and single-parent families.