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Greek police bust human trafficking ring operating since October 2016

Greek police arrested nine individuals in three cities in Greece accused of being involved in a human trafficking ring. After a prolonged operation that took place in Athens, Thessaloniki and Katerini, the special immigration unit arrested five Greek nationals, four Pakistanis, while a Greek and a Bulgarian, who were already in custody, were identified as the ring leaders. Eleven more individuals are also accused of similar charges. According to the police report, the criminal group was involved in trafficking illegal immigrants via the land borders between Turkey and Greece. After investigations Greek police determined their illicit activities has started in October 2016.Two of the ring members were responsible for finding immigrants in Turkey and transporting them across the Evros river borders between Greece and Turkey. Once over the borders two other members would transport the immigrants in Vans to special refugee processing camps in Thessaloniki, Athens and Thebes. Authorities estimate the ring has managed to transport over 200 illegal immigrants into Greece. During the arrests police confiscated 1 hand gun, 1 hunting rifle, 2 magazines and 35 cartridges.Read more here.RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations , Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism reportLet's block ads! (Why?)

ND’s Koumoutsakos: Turkey will seek escalation of tension with Greece

Turkey’s provocations in the Aegean are ”mostly linked with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s referendum on changing Turkey’s state system and his responsibilities as president,” main opposition New Democracy’s (ND) shadow minister for foreign affairs George Koumoutsakos said on Friday.“I have already said that Turkey will possibly seek escalation of the tension in Aegean,” he said in an interview with Eidiseis newspaper, referring to the possibility of an ‘incident’ with Turkey.Koumoutsakos also harshly attacked the government over the recent Eurogroup agreement on Greece:“These measures will impact all tax-payers but most of all those that are financially weakest and pensioners. I don’t believe that by imposing these measures he (prime minister Alexis Tsipras) pushes early elections further away.”On the possibility of return to the drachma, Koumoutsakos said that “nobody can be certain with Mr. Tsipras.”Read more here.RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations , Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism reportLet's block ads! (Why?)

Euroxx Securities forecasts €900 million in Greek banks' profits for 2017

Athens-based Euroxx Securities this week offered a more-or-less optimistic outlook for Greece's four systemic banks in 2017, despite the significant challenges the banking sector is facing, with a forecast of 900 million euros in profits, in total, for 2017, and 1.5 billion in 2018.Profits for Greece's four systemic banks, which have been thrice recapitalized since the economic crisis erupted in 2010 and which still operate under the shadow of capital controls, reached 400 million euros in 2016.Nevertheless, the brokerage firm lowered its previous forecasts for profits per share for the 2017-18 period by 29 to 49 percent, adapting more guarded forecasts.Sluggish revenues from lending and financial transactions and higher risk costs due to a stricter IFRS 9 framework approved by the SSM are cited as just some of the factors cited for the lower forecasts.Read more here.RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations , Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism reportLet's block ads! (Why?)

Prozessverlierer schießt Anwalt nieder

Offenbar aus Frust über ein verlorenes Gerichtsverfahren schoss ein 76-Jähriger in Thessaloniki am Donnerstag seinen Anwalt nieder. Das 45-jährige Opfer kam mit drei Schussverletzungen in ein Krankenhaus. Wie die Athener Nachrichtenagentur ANA-MPA unter Berufung auf Augenzeugen berichtete, stürmte der 76-Jährige in die Kanzlei des Anwalts und gab aus einem Revolver drei Schüsse auf ihn ab, die ihn in der Bauchgegend, an einer Hand und an der Hüfte trafen. Danach habe er sich sofort der Polizei gestellt. Bei dem Verfahren, das der Anlass für die Tat war, habe es ich um einen Zivilprozess gehandelt. Jetzt sieht der 76-Jährige einem Strafverfahren wegen versuchter Tötung sowie illegalen Waffenbesitzes und -gebrauchs entgegen. (Griechenland Zeitung / ak, Archivfoto: © Eurokinissi)Let's block ads! (Why?)

Angeblicher Franziskaner soll sich an Flüchtlingsknaben vergangen haben

In Thessaloniki kam am gestrigen Donnerstag ein 52-jähriger Franzose in Untersuchungshaft, der beschuldigt wird, vier ausländische Jugendliche zwischen 14 und 17 Jahren, die er in seinem Haus aufgenommen hatte, mit KO-Pillen betäubt und anschließend sexuell missbraucht zu haben.Laut Medienberichten hat der Mann, der sich als Franziskanermönch ausgibt, die Vorwürfe vor dem Untersuchungsrichter abgestritten: Die Jugendlichen hätten sich an ihm rächen wollen, weil er sie zur Einhaltung einer strengen Hausordnung verpflichtet hätte.Der Franzose war am Dienstag vom Jugendschutz der Polizei festgenommen worden. Laut Polizeimitteilung sagten die vier Jugendlichen aus, der Mann hätte ihnen Anfang Januar Obdach in seiner Wohnung im Stadtteil Toumba angeboten, was sie aufgrund ihres prekären Status als Flüchtlinge angenommen hätten. Dort hätte er sie dann sexuell misshandelt. Bei einer Haussuchung seien unter anderem die illegalen KO-Pillen gefunden worden, die auch der unmittelbare Anlass für die Festnahme waren.Nicht nur wegen des mutmaßlichen sexuellen Missbrauchs sondern auch wegen der Weitergabe von Drogen drohen dem angeblichen Franziskaner hohe Haftstrafen. Da es sich um Minderjährige handelt, kann er wegen des letzten Vergehens sogar lebenslang in Haft kommen. (Griechenland Zeitung / ak)Unser Archivfoto (© Griechenland Zeitung) zeigt einen Blick auf den Hafen von Thessaloniki. Let's block ads! (Why?)

Filmmaker Ami Horowitz beaten by Muslims in Swedish no-go zone (video)

Filmmaker Ami Horowitz is known for taking risks in his efforts to expose radical Islam but while filming his most recent video showing the effects of immigration on Sweden, Horowitz claims he was physically assaulted by a group of five migrants.The incident occurred in the Husby area of Stockholm, a so-called “no-go zone” in the Swedish capital.The filmmaker claims that he and his crew were almost immediately set upon when they entered Husby, as a gang of five men objected to being filmed. Even though Horowitz was not filming anything, he was seized by the men and dragged off into a nearby building.“They repeatedly punched, kicked and choked me, as a number of bystanders watched,” Horowitz told The Daily Mail. “Eventually they dragged me into a building, which at the time I assumed was to finish me off.”“Once inside the apartment building vestibule, they resumed their vicious attack,” He continued. “But seconds later someone opened an apartment door directly above us, and it luckily spooked them enough to run away.”Although Horowitz was not recording video, the audio of the confrontation was captured as he was wearing a microphone at the time...Source: hannity.comRead more here.RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations , Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism reportPhoto Source: Wikimedia Commons Copyright: Telefonkiosk License: CC-BY-SALet's block ads! (Why?)

Latest German reference to 'Grexit' comes from far left Die Linke party

The latest call for "Grexit" being heard out of Germany has a far-left coloring, as Die Linke vice-president and Bundestag member Sahra Wagenknecht said that if remaining in the unified currency proves too hard for Greece then the country should "decide for its people".Wagenknecht, who is married to veteran leftist lawmaker Oskar Lafontaine and who represents the more radical wing of the leftist party, was quoted by the German daily "Rheinische Post". "...there are, however, indications that the economic recovery (in Greece) after the harsh measures taken, will be easier," she said, while at the same time sharply criticizing German FinMin Wolfgang Schaeuble."... he (Schaeuble) knows or at least should know that Greece is bankrupt."Read more here.RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations , Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism reportLet's block ads! (Why?)

Savvidis group nears 50% of Souroti soda water bottler shares

The Thessaloniki-based Savvidis investment group on Wednesday purchased a 4.5-percent share of the Souroti Agricultural Cooperative in northern Greece, thereby nearing the 50-percent threshold for control of the same-name Thessaloniki soda water bottler.Only the Savvidis group participated in a Wednesday auction of the cooperative's shares, thereby purchasing 702,471 shares at 1.05 euros each. Coca Cola HBC, the second largest shareholder in Souroti S.A. with 18.13 percent of its stock, did not express an interest.Read more here.RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations , Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism reportLet's block ads! (Why?)

Unersetzlicher Verlust: Filmemacher Nikos Koundouros gestorben

Der international renommierte griechische Filmschaffende Nikos Koundouros ist tot. Koundouros starb am gestrigen Mittwochabend im Alter von 90 Jahren in seiner Wohnung in Athen. In den letzten Monaten lag er mit chronischen Atemproblemen im Krankenhaus.Koundouros kam 1926 als Sohn eines bekannten Politikers aus Agios Nikolaos auf Kreta zur Welt, wo er aufgewachsen ist. Er besuchte die Athener Kunsthochschule, wo er 1948 sein Diplom machte. Im Zweiten Weltkrieg war Koundouros im aktiven Widerstand und wurde später infolge seiner linken Ideologie auf die Insel Makronisos verbannt. Der Filmemacher, der bis zu seinem letzten Tag Ehrenpräsident der griechischen Kinemathek war, gilt als einer der repräsentativsten Vertreter des griechischen Films im 20. Jahrhundert. Sein filmisches Werk umfasst 16 Filme. Besonders wichtig sind die Filme: „O Drakos“ (1956), „Paranomoi“ (1958) und „Mikres Afrodites“ (1963). Er wurde vielfach ausgezeichnet, so 1963 auf der Berlinale mit dem Silbernen Bären für die beste Regie in „Mikres Afrodites“. „Ich drehe keine Filme für mich selbst. Mich interessieren die Menschen. Ihr Leid, ihre Liebe oder ihr Tod“, hat er einmal gesagt. (Griechenland Zeitung/la)Unser Archivfoto entstand im Mai 2013, es zeigt Nikos Koundouros (l.) mit dem jetzigen Ministerpräsidenten Alexis Tsipras.Let's block ads! (Why?)

Two more Athens metro stations close down over the weekend

Two more stations of the Athens metro will remain closed this weekend as part of ongoing work to install turnstiles throughout the system.The stations that will be closed to the public on Saturday and Sunday are Ilioupoli (Line 2) and Agia Paraskevi (Line 3). Trains will pass through them without stops.Commuters can consult the telematics.oasa.gr website or the OASA Telematics app for bus routes to alternative metro stations.Read more here.RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations , Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism reportLet's block ads! (Why?)