Authorities struggle with islanders' resistance to closed centres for migrants

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Migration, New Democracy, Refugees
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The government went on a charm offensive on Tuesday, deploying a wide range of arguments to re-build local communities’ trust and support its plan for the establishment of closed migrant reception centres on the eastern Aegean islands.

In a series of interviews and briefings, government spokesman Stelios Petsas sought to reassure the public that the planned facilities would be far from population centres, and equipped with their own medical centres so as not to burden local amenities,...

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