Radicalization and Terrorism in Greece

In Greece, radicalization leading to violent extremism and terrorism is mainly politically driven. In fact, the country has one of the most sustained political terrorism problems anywhere in the world. From the mid‐1970s to the present, political and socioeconomic institutions have been confronted by systematic terrorist violence, mainly at the hands of revolutionary guerrilla groups.

At the moment, the main threat is from the far-left and anarchist terrorist organizations. Their ranks are numerous and they are successful in radicalization and recruitment. Among them, the most important is the terrorist organization “Conspiracy of Fire Cells”, which has sent parcel bombs to European politicians. Another important organization is the activist / extremist group Rubicon (Ruviconas), which is responsible for a number of activist and extremist actions in recent years.

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