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  • Mitsotakis seeks to reassure on foreign policy, spending plans

    PoliticsGreek Politics

    A day after his traditional address to industry representatives at the Thessaloniki Expo Forum where he laid out the government’s economic programme for the year ahead, Mitsotakis gave a wide-ranging press-conference which offered him the opportunity to state the government’s positions on a number other policy areas.

  • Photo by Giannis Papanikos/Fosphotos Moria fire propels migration issue back to top of political agenda

    PoliticsGreek Politics

    Just as the Greek government was expecting some relief from the refugee challenge that has caused it political problems since it came to power last summer, a large fire at the Moria camp for asylum seekers on the island of Lesvos has brought the issue back into sharp focus.

  • Photo via www.primeminister.gr PM denies asylum-seeker pushbacks, argues Covid-19 under control

    PoliticsGreek Politics

    A wide-ranging interview with Christiane Amanpour gave Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis the opportunity to lay out his government’s position on a number of key issues, including the ongoing tension with Turkey, migration policy, and recent developments on the Covid-19 front.

  • Photo by MacroPolis Release of refugees creates new difficulties for minister

    PoliticsGreek Politics

    The government’s handling of the migration issue is coming under scrutiny again after hundreds of asylum seekers gathered in public spaces in Athens after being told they could leave the refugee camps on the Aegean islands.

  • Photo by Giannis Papanikos/Fosphotos Coronavirus outbreaks highlight limited progress in disbanding hotspots for migrants

    PoliticsGreek Politics

    While Greek government officials are beginning to express reserved optimism over the success of the lockdown measures in controlling the spread of coronavirus among the general population, a handful of confirmed cases in migrant housing facilities have highlighted the risk posed by crowded living conditions in the camps.

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