Nov 1, 2013
Debate on property tax bill put off to allow revisions after objections
A debate on the government's draft bill for a new unified property tax which was supposed to take place in Parliament on Friday was postponed after Finance Ministry Yannis Stournaras said late on Thursday that ministry officials would revise the proposed legislation for another week following vehement objections by coalition MPs to some of its ... (more)
81-year-old arrested in northern Greece while trying to assault boy
An 81-year-old man has been arrested in the northern Greek city of Xanthi during a suspected attempt to sexually abuse a boy aged 9. According to reports, the suspect promised the boy 4 euros if he would follow him to a remote location.
Roma: An unwanted people in unsafe settlements
A few weeks before Maria, the blond child found living in a Roma camp in central Greece, grabbed the headlines, public attention had briefly focused on a different girl of roughly the same age.
Five arrested as police raid Roma camp in Xanthi
Police detained 34 suspects, of whom 5 were arrested, following a raid on Wednesday on a Roma camp in the Drosero district of Xanthi, in northern Greece.
Probe launched after migrant dies at Xanthi reception center
Police in Xanthi, northeastern Greece, are conducting an investigation after a Pakistani migrant being held at a local reception center died on Sunday.