National security

Four Sofia Police Officers Charged with Criminal Group, Influence Peddling and Fraud

Four officers from the 4th police department have been charged with taking part in a criminal group, influence peddling and fraud, the Ministry of Interior said. The group, made up of officers of the economic police unit, extorted money from retailers under the threat of police inspections and in exchange for warnings ahead of inspections.

Greek prisons out of control

As a series of recent incidents demonstrate, the situation in the country's prisons has gotten completely out of hand.

The Greek state appears to have completely lost control. Basic standards of discipline and security are being disregarded. Facilities are at the mercy of criminal gangs.

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