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From 2000

Carassava, Anthee. "Accused of Kidnapping, 10 Agents Face Lawsuit." New York Times, 29 Dec. 2005. [http://www.nytimes.com]

On 28 December 2005, Greek lawyer Frangiscos Ragoussis "filed a lawsuit against 10 people he contends are British and Greek intelligence agents, on behalf of 28 Pakistanis working in the country who say they were kidnapped and tortured by the agents after the July 7 terrorist bombings in London." The Greek investigative newspaper Proto Thema "ran the names of a number of the people it said were agents involved in the case [and] said the British agent it named was the Athens station chief for British intelligence. The newspaper ... said the Briton had led the covert operation with another British intelligence officer whom it did not name."

Carr, John. "Greek Paper Prints Photo of 'MI6 Agent.'" Times (London), 5 Jan. 2006. [http://www.timesonline.co.uk]

"A photograph purporting to be Britain's top MI6 agent in Greece was published today on the front page" of the Athens newspaper Eleftherotypia. Controversy is "continu[ing] over the alleged role of British agents in the arrest and supposed abuse of a group of Pakistanis living in Athens."

Lardner, George, Jr. "History of U.S.-Greek Ties Blocked." Washington Post, 17 Aug. 2001, A21. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

James E. Miller, a retired State Department historian, says that the U.S. Government Printing Office is withholding distribution of the volume of the Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series that deals with Greece in the period 1964-1968 because of CIA objections to its publication. According to Miller, CIA officials are concerned about documents regarding "two proposals to influence Greek politicians and elections."

Nomikos, John M. "Greece's Intelligence Community Reform and New Challenges." American Intelligence Journal 26, no. 1 (Summer 2008): 45-49.

The author discusses both the National Intelligence Service (NIS) and the Military Intelligence Sectoral Directorate (DDSP). The coordinating body for NIS operations is the Intelligence Council, in which the DDSP director participates.

Nomikos, John M. "Greek Intelligence Service (NIS-EYP): A Brief Description." European Journal of Intelligence Studies 2 (2008): 99 ff. [http://www.ejis.eu]

Nomikos, John M. "Greek Intelligence Service (NIS-EYP): Past, Present and Future." National Security and the Future 9, no. 1-2 (2008): 79-88.

Nomikos, John M. "The Greek Intelligence Service and Post-9/11 Challenges." Journal of Intelligence History 4, no. 2 (Winter 2004). [http://www.intelligence-history.org/jih/journal.html]

From abstract: "This article points out the new responsibilities that the Greek Intelligence Service (NIS-EYP) had to shoulder in the last decade because of the current reform strategy which introduced several fundamental innovations. It also concentrates on the development of post-9/11 Cold War challenges and how NIS-EYP could respond to the new threats in the coming decades."

Nomikos, John M. "The Internal Modernization of the Greek Intelligence Service (NIS-EYP)." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 17, no. 3 (Fall 2004): 435-448.

The Greek National Intelligence Service (NIS-EYP) "constitutes a self-standing civil public agency; its political head is Greece's Minister of Public Order.... The Intelligence Council is the coordinating body of NIS-EYP operations."

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