ND looks to asylum bill, strong rhetoric to ease pressure from migration flows

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Mitsotakis, New Democracy, Parliament, Refugees, SYRIZA

MPs have begun debating the government’s proposal for an overhaul of Greece’s asylum laws, which New Democracy sees as an important step towards facilitating the return of arrivals who are not eligible for protection and thereby easing the pressure on Greek islands and authorities in general.

The migration issue has quickly become the biggest political threat to New Democracy, which had been hoping that during its current honeymoon period the focus would mostly be on positive developments on the economic front. However, the increased flow of...

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