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New ministers in caretaker government announced ahead of June 25 elections
The list of caretaker government ministers set to assume leadership for a month leading up to the second round of elections on June 25 was officially announced on Thursday.
Varoufakis says he will accept police protection after attack
Yanis Varoufakis, leader of the small party MeRA25, said on Tuesday he had decided to accept the police protection provided by the Citizen Protection Ministry, after he was viciously attacked outside a restaurant in central Athens on Friday night.
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 (emvolio.gov.gr) 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.
Police to beef up presence in Evros border
Greek Police (ELAS) has decided to send an additional 14 riot police units at the country's northeastern border with Turkey, to assist the existing police force and army, Kathimerini understands.
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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.
Government to introduce new strategy against terrorism, violent extremism
The Greek governemnt will present in three months a national strategy to fight terrorism and violent extremism, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Monday, speaking at an event in Athens to honor of victims of terrorism in Greece.
'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.