Greek authorities in Thessaloniki face a wave of beggars from Bulgaria, Romania and Albania, Greek daily Macedonia reads, quoted by The main reason is the holidays approaching, when beggars work their way near churches, big shops or cross roads.

Victims of organized crimes, beggars received, after a day of work just a plate of food, while all money go to those coordinating the actions, the Greek daily reads.

According to information received by local authorities, a beggar would get some 300/day during these period.