Government and local authorities reach impasse over migrant centres

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Migration, New Democracy
Photo by Angelos Christofilopoulos/Fosphotos
Photo by Angelos Christofilopoulos/Fosphotos

Tension continues to escalate between central government in Athens and the local communities on the Aegean islands, which are slated to host migrant detention centres according to the latest Migration Policy Ministry plans.

On Tuesday, local authorities in the North Aegean administrative region issued a condemnation of the emergency legislative order under which government sought to appropriate land in several island locations to build secure facilities for the housing of ...

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