Greece: National Intelligence Service
The Hellenic National Intelligence Service has recently been reorganized in response to a new Presidential Decree.
The mission of the National Intelligence Service, as defined in Article 2 of Law 1645/86, includes the following:
In time of war or mobilisation the NIS, in parallel with its above mentioned powers, also becomes the country's intelligence staff.
- The collection, processing and dissemination, to the competent Authorities, of information pertaining to the Country's National Security.
- Counterintelligence activities focusing on foreign Intelligence Officers acting against the country.
- The security of national communications.
Sources and Resources
- Greek Intelligence Service (NIS-EYP): Past, Present and Future by John M. Nomikos, National Security and the Future (Croatia), 2008
- Greek Intelligence Service and Post 9/11 Challenges by John M. Nomikos, Journal of Intelligence History, Winter 2004, Vol. 4, No. 2
- The Rise and the Fall of Terrorist Organizations in Post-Dictatorial Greece: The Role and the Lessons for the Intelligence Services by Miltiadis Fakitsas, Naval Postgraduate School (Master's Thesis), June 2003
- Thanks to Aleksey Shcherbakov
- Hellenic National Intelligence Service official site
- "Seven Innovations for Modern Agents" by Manolis Stavrakakis, Ependhitis (Athens) 27 October 2001, p. 25
Maintained by Steven Aftergood