Michalis Chrisochoidis

Police Impunity Becomes Political Headache for Greek Conservatives

The resulting riots refocused attention on a controversial decision to resurrect a notorious motorized police brigade and triggered more talk of strengthening a mechanism to monitor police behaviour. But experts say its effectiveness depends on the readiness of those at the top to act.

Kifissia-Lamia section of national highway to close at 7 p.m.

The Kifissia-Lamia section of Athens-Thessaloniki motorway, which was closed as a precaution early on Monday due to heavy snowfall and unsafe driving conditions, will reopen between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Monday, Citizen Protection Minister Michalis Chrisochoidis said after an emergency meeting on Monday.

Greek PM arrives at fire-ravaged Evia island

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday visited the Greek island of Evia where a huge wildfire prompted the evacuation of villages and spurred an appeal from authorities for assistance from European Union partners.
Mitsotakis was expected to visit the Fire Department's Olympos (Olympus) mobile unit to be briefed on progress fighting the fire.