New minister sets out plan for addressing migration challenges

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: European Union, Migration, New Democracy

The Greek government is hoping that the creation of new, closed reception centres for migrants on the islands, along with faster repatriations and return to Turkey as well as greater deterrents will alleviate the pressure that New Democracy has been under over the last few months as it tries to get to grips with the influx of asylum seekers.

In an interview with Sunday’s Kathimerini, the new Migration Policy Minister Notis Mitarakis set out these three elements as being at the core of the government’s approach. New Democracy is desperate to find a blend of policies that will appease the Gre...

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