ND tries to quash refugee backlash, protect strong poll ratings

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: New Democracy, Refugees
Photo by Giannis Papanikos/Fosphotos
Photo by Giannis Papanikos/Fosphotos

The Greek government has been trying to assuage concerns about the transfer of migrants from the Aegean islands following more strong reactions by some local residents in mainland areas New Democracy wants to use to relieve the pressure on the larger refugee centres.

Government spokesman Stelios Petsas claimed on Tuesday that none of the transfers will lead to the total number of refugees exceeding 1 percent of the local population in any of the areas where empty hotels or disused army camps are being used to house ...

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