The government will set up a new ministry of Migration and Asylum, government spokesperson Stelios Petsas announced on Wednesday.
Greek President Prokopios Pavlopoulos, during an inspection of the fleet on Friday, stressed
President of the Republic Prokopios Pavlopoulos addressed a message to neighbouring Turkey on Sunday, while attending celebrations in Tripolis marking the 197th anniversary since the taking of Tripolitsa, during Greece’s war of independence from Ottoman rule.
“International and European Law have definitively and irrevocably shaped the borders of Greece, which are also borders of the European Union. There is no question about these borders. So there are no gray zones,”
Greek President Prokopios Pavlopoulos sent on Wednedsay a clear message to Turkey regarding the respect for borders, stressing that “we always want to have good relations, we favour its European perspective but this requires respect of the European Union and Greece’s borders and we are not willing to make concessions.”
A total of 7,000 Greek soldiers will be transferred to the Greek islands and the northeastern borders of Evros shortly, National Defence Minister Panos Kammenos said on Wednesday from the eastern Aegean island of Ikaria, where he observed a local military exercise.