EU Commissioner's visit to islands highlights divisions over management of migrant centres

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Migration, New Democracy, Refugees
Photo via @YlvaJohansson
Photo via @YlvaJohansson

A high-level visit to the islands of the northern Aegean, designed to showcase progress on building new migrant reception centres and improve relations with local communities, has instead highlighted the tensions which persist between the institutions and authorities involved and local communities.

On Monday this week, EU Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson paid a one-day visit to the islands of Samos and Lesbos with Greek Migration Minister Notis Mitarachi to inspect progress on EU-funded reception centres and meet with representatives of lo...

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