Parties locked in tug of war over troubled universities

Society Tags: Education, Mitsotakis, New Democracy, SYRIZA, Tsipras By: Georgia Nakou
Photo by Angelos Christofilopoulos/Fosphotos
Photo by Angelos Christofilopoulos/Fosphotos

Opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis used a speech to educators late last month to attack the government’s policies on higher education and outline his own party’s agenda.

The speech took place against a backdrop of campaigns by academic staff and students to highlight campus security issues, which threaten some of the country’s most prestigious universities with temporary closure. It was a week of acrimonious debate, dur...

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