Putin’s war in Ukraine through the eyes of a KGB insider
His life is similar to that of a Hollywood hero - perhaps the super-spy Jason Bourne, played by Matt Damon in the famous film series. Except that Jack Barsky was not in the ranks of the CIA, but the KGB at the end of the Cold War.
Lazaros Mavropoulos appointed new head of police
Police Lieutenant General Lazaros Mavropoulos has been appointed new chief of the Hellenic Police (ELAS) following a meeting of the National Council on National Security (KYSEA) on Saturday.
Τhe new appointment "aims to improve and implement more positively and effectively the modern operational plans of the Hellenic Police for the safety of citizens," KYSEA said in its announcement.
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Passenger injured in Tempe train collision files criminal complaint
A woman who was injured in the deadly train collision at Tempe filed a criminal complaint at the Athens prosecutor's office on Friday, demanding the full investigation of the accident.
Violent protests in France over Macron’s retirement age push
Angry protesters took to the streets in Paris and other cities for a second day on Friday, trying to pressure lawmakers to bring down French President Emmanuel Macron's government and doom the unpopular retirement age increase he's trying to impose without a vote in the National Assembly.
Varoufakis calls for sacking of citizen protection minister
Opposition MeRA25 party leader Yanis Varoufakis has called for the removal of Citizen Protection Minister Takis Theodorikakos from office.
The former finance minister was speaking after his testimony to an investigating magistrate regarding last week's assault on him in Exarchia.
Albania Has Paused ‘Golden Passports’ Scheme, Rama Assures EU
The "golden passports" scheme promoted by Albania's government in recent years has been suspended, PM Edi Rama has told the vice president of EU Commission Josep Borrell and Olivér Várhelyi, European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement.
Commissioner Reynders to discuss EU rule of law report in Athens visit
European Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders, will visit Athens on March 16 and 17, to discuss the EU's findings of the Rule of Law 2022 report for Greece, and other justice-related issues.
Moldova Condemns ‘Russian Plan’ to Regain Control of Country
Deputies of the ruling party in Moldova have condemned what they term Russia's plans to regain control of the country after investigative media published a series of what appeared to be official Russian documents on how Moscow plans to maintain its influence in Chisinau and derail its relationship with the West.
EU to unveil plans for leadership in green industrial revolution
The European Commission on Thursday will present the centrepieces of its strategy to ensure its industry can compete with the United States and China in making clean tech products and accessing raw materials required for the green transition.
Escobar to meet Vucic today
Vui and the US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and the US Special Envoy for the Western Balkans will meet in the building of the General Secretariat of the President of the Republic, Office for Media Relations of the President of the Republic of Serbia announced.
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