Asylum bill passes as SYRIZA turns up heat on Mitsotakis

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: KINAL, Migration, Mitsotakis, New Democracy, Parliament, SYRIZA, Tsipras
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

The government’s attempt to overhaul Greece’s asylum system with the main aim of speeding up the returns of those not eligible for protection has been approved by Parliament but continues to stoke political controversy.

New Democracy and KINAL MPs voted in favour of the bill following a late-night debate on Thursday. Earlier, in a clear attempt to quell strong public concern about rising migrant arrivals, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis stressed that the new system ...

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