NTUA against plans to merge universities, technical colleges

The prestigious National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) is expected to express its opposition to plans by Education Minister Costas Gavroglou to merge universities with technical colleges (TEIs) and create new polytechnics.
The NTUA's senate discussed the matter on Friday and is expected to reveal its views at a press conference on Monday.

Police to help crack down on crime on public transport

In a bid to curb a spate of public transport attacks and vandalism over the past few months, the Greek Police (ELAS) is to position officers at bus stops where vehicles have been targeted as well as beefing up security at metro stations in the capital and even intervening in instances of ticket inspectors facing harassment.

More than 170 officers burnt by petrol bombs, official says

Commenting on the claim on Wednesday by SYRIZA MP Giorgos Kyritsis that nobody had died in Greece from petrol bombs, the general secretary of the Special Guards unit, Efstratios Mavroidakos, said on Thursday that more than 170 police officers had suffered burns from Molotov cocktails within a year.