Tag Archives: Greece

Golden Dawn food rally raises tensions in Athens

The mayor’s office in Athens is poised for a major stand-off over food handouts in Syntagma square on Thursday after the far-right Golden Dawn party vowed to press ahead with the distribution of Easter treats to “Greeks only” amid mounting European pressure for the group to be outlawed. Pledging to defy a ban by the capital’s mayor, the […]

Racially motivated attacks on the rise in Greece, human rights groups say

The number of racially motivated attacks increased in Greece last year, as did the severity of the violence involved, human rights groups have said. The Racist Violence Recording Network reported 154 cases of racist violence in 2012, including 25 in which the victims said the perpetrators were police. The figures were released a week after […]

‘Like 1930s Germany’: Greek Far Right Gains Ground

Right-wing thugs have been spreading fear and terror in Greece for months. The worse the financial crisis gets and the harsher the budget cuts imposed by European creditors are, the worse the terror gets on the streets. Foreigners have been attacked, homosexuals chased and leftists assaulted. Some were beaten to death. There are parts of […]

Greece’s neo-Nazi Golden Dawn goes global with political ambitions

Emboldened by its meteoric rise in Greece, the far-right Golden Dawn party is spreading its tentacles abroad, amid fears it is acting on its pledge to “create cells in every corner of the world”. The extremist group, which forged links with British neo-Nazis when it was founded in the 1980s, has begun opening offices in Germany, Australia, Canada […]

“Greece belongs to the Greeks” – but who are the Greeks that it belongs to?

In March 2011 the 4th Chamber of the State Council, responding to a claim made by a Greek citizen, has questioned the constitutionality of the local voting rights for foreigners introduced by law 3838/2010. The issue was referred to the Plenary Session in March 2011. This referral of the case to the Plenary Session came […]