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Natalia Tereshchenko
(Defence & Diplomacy  Expert )

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With recent talks emerging on EU blacklisting Hezbollah and pressure to do so from countries, such as the US and Israel have marked another opportunity for Europe to strengthen its Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) regulations and increase investigations on its own soil.

Tassos Symeonides
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)


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Greek governments cannot be accused of pursuing terrorists, suspected and/or confirmed, persistently and effectively.

Greek authorities, benefiting from an incident similar to the one that led police to discover the 17 November terrorist gang in 2002, have swiftly rounded up six suspects who belong, police say, to the "new generation" of Greek terrorists.

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The assassination of Officer Nektarios Savvas as he sat in his car in the early morning hours of June 17 has brutally pushed human-killing terrorism back to the top of Greece's domestic agenda.

Officer Savvas was savagely riddled, Mafia style, from pointblank range, revealing  murderers possessed by rage and an uncontrollable urge to send an unmistakable, blood-spattered message to other police and the vast majority of Greek society.

The environments that undergo economical and commercial liberalization, the technology developments, the immigration flows, the porous borders-in combination with the increasing in numbers, list of “weak” states-create and constitute a “suitable” environment for organized crime organizations. In such cases, the national borders can be easily trespassed, the dividing line between legal and illegal activities becomes ambiguous and the ability of risks’ management is constantly improved. Read more

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