Greece on Friday suspended all team sport matches for two weeks after a fan died in a pitched battle outside Athens, an incident casting doubt on measures taken against the violence that has plagued sport in the country for decades. The 25-year-old fan was killed in an arranged clash between about 300 hooligans of Greek arch-rivals Olympiakos Pireaus and Panathinaikos Athens.
The deaths of five people during a night of clashes on the Spanish-Moroccan border on Thursday once again threw into focus the growing pressure exerted by illegal immigration on the gateways into the European Union across the Mediterranean Sea.
A Cypriot plane that crashed in Greece killing all 121 people on board likely suffered a catastrophic air-pressure problem before running out of fuel, the head of the Greek investigation team said on Monday. Akrivos Tsolakis also said that someone tried to land the stricken aircraft after its pilots were incapacitated.