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.

Policeman, partner found dead in Peloponnese

Police have launched an investigation into the deaths of a 34-year-old policeman and his 23-year-old girlfriend whose bodies were found in the former's home in Porto Heli, on the eastern coast of the Peloponnese.

According to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency, police are not treating the incident as a possible crime, though a coroner was to determine the cause of death.

Bulgarian Mountain Rescue Service Warns of High Avalanche Danger

Bulgaria's Mountain Rescue Service warns of high danger of avalanches, reports BNT. 

The leeward slopes are especially dangerous. Everyone who chooses the mountains for the holidays has to observe several basic tips, Zapryan Horozov from the rescue service told BNT on 28th of December.

Smart Cameras will Protect Smaller Towns in Bulgaria

Surveillance is becoming more and more popular as an effective method of fighting crime in many Bulgarian cities. Built by VIVACOM systems of "smart" cameras are active not only in large cities like Burgas but also in smaller settlements, albeit on a small scale, tailored to the specific requirements and needs of the local authorities.

Stricter rules for loan issues

New loan issues by local lenders will become harder from January as they must adhere to strict risk assessment criteria. Meanwhile Morgan Stanley has warned that the price Greek banks will pay for slashing their bad loans will be major reductions in their stock values.

Investigators focusing on cameras, burnt car for evidence on Skai bomb blast

Greek counter-terrorism officers are focusing on footage from security cameras around the building housing Skai TV station and Kathimerini for evidence on the perpetrators of the bomb blast early Monday morning, as well as the car they may have used to carry out the attack.