University asylum law heading for abolition

The leadership of a high-level council of rectors and the Federation of University Lecturers and Researchers (POSDEP) have approved the government's intention to abolish the so-called university asylum law - which bans police from entering campuses - after a series of meetings with new Education Minister Niki Kerameus.

The meetings were held ahead of Friday's visit to the ministry by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who is expected to announce the launch of legislative procedures to scrap the university asylum, whose original purpose was to protect freedom of speech.

Speaking to Kathimerini, University of Crete Rector Odysseas Zoras said that "the asylum no longer protects freedom of speech, on the contrary, it impedes it."

The asylum law has for years come under fire, as it has been abused by self-style anarchists, students and others who would seek refuge...

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