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Adoptions in Greece Decline by 18.5 pct in 2016

The adoptions in Greece dropped 18.5 percent to 221 in 2016, in comparison with 2015 (271), said the independent Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT), on...

ELSTAT: Adoptions in Greece Decline Amidst the Financial Crisis

According to data released by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT), last year adoptions in Greece fell to its lowest level in a decade. There are...

New Bill to Speed Up Adoption Procedures Tabled in Greek Parliament

The Labour Ministry has drafted a bill to streamline the complicated adoption process. It aims to make the adoption process quicker, but without reducing...

More than 20 People Arrested as Part of Gang Issuing Illegal Residence, Work Permits

More than 20 people were arrested on Wednesday during an ongoing operation by the Attica’s security division against a criminal gang which issued residence...

Greek Police Dismantle Bulgarian Baby Smuggling Ring

Greek police have busted a Bulgarian criminal ring that was smuggling babies into Greece and selling them. According to a police statement, six arrests were...

Obama’s Official Program for His Athens Visit Next Week

US President Barak Obama is due to visit Athens in two days. Sources have detailed the official program of Obama's trip, which is packed with...

Greek MP Asks God’s Forgiveness for Voting for Same-Sex Civil Partnership

PASOK Member of Parliament Dimitris Konstantopoulos said he asked God to forgive him for voting in favor of the civil partnership for same-sex couples...

Two Roma Couples Arrested For Child Abduction in Sparta

Greek police in Sparta are investigating two strange cases, possibly related to illegal adoptions. Two Roma families and a couple of four-year-old children appear to...

New Greek Gov’t Grants Legal Status to Gay Couples

Justice Minister Nikolaos Paraskevopoulos told Parliament that legal cohabitation agreements will be made possible for same-sex couples in Greece, but gay adoptions will not...

Greek Justice Minister Rules Out Discussion Over Same-Sex Marriage

Despite international condemnation and a European Court of Human Rights' ruling last year that Greece's exclusion of same-sex couples from marriages or civil unions was...

Infant Sold for 8,000 Euros in Northern Greece

The Greek Police has disrupted a recent attempt to sell at least one infant in the city of Trikala in northern Greece. Posing as...

Three Million Stray Animals in Greece

Panhellenic Animal Welfare and Environment Federation is requesting measures for animal adoptions in order to reduce the number of stray animals in the streets...

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