ND steps up efforts to build island detention centres for migrants

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: KINAL, Migration, New Democracy, SYRIZA
Photo by Panayiotis Tzamaros
Photo by Panayiotis Tzamaros

The government’s relationship with residents of islands hosting asylum seekers is going to be tested further after it was announced on Monday that authorities will be appropriating land to build closed reception centres.

Government spokesman Stelios Petsas revealed that emergency legal powers would be used to create the detention centres on the five islands (Lesvos, Samos, Chios, Kos and Leros) so the overcrowded camps currently in use can be phased out. New Democracy s...

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