Greek PM presents action plan for migration, slams Turkey
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with the country's 13 regional governors in Athens on Monday to present them with a plan that will link local government's funding to their support for the transfer of thousands of migrants and refugees from the islands to the mainland.
Outlining the government's strategy to relieve pressure on cramped island camps like Lesvos' notorious Moria and to address reactions on the mainland to the scheme, Mitsotakis said that regional authorities will be granted greater powers of oversight in the management of migration policy depending on their performance in absorbing and utilizing European Union and state funds to this end. If they go on to carry out their new responsibilities successfully, they will also be allotted a larger share of funding, he said.
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