Athens pleased with Brussels appointments but new Commissioner faces big task

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Positive news from Brussels has been somewhat of a rarity for Greece over the last few years but the government appears totally satisfied with the make-up of the new European Commission after it was confirmed on Wednesday that outgoing Defense Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos would take over the newly created portfolio of immigration and home affairs.

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras described it as an “honour” that Avramopoulos was given the new post, which has a broad range of responsibilities. Greece had targeted the migration portfolio over the last few months, believing that this was one of the be...

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