Migration takes elections center stage

Police border guard holds his benoculars along a border wall near the town of Feres, along the Evros River which forms the the frontier between Greece and Turkey, October 30, 2022. [AP]

The fence along the Evros River bordering Turkey has been elevated to the status of a key election issue that highlights the migration problem.

The effective management of security at the country's borders, given the experience of the instrumentalization of migratory flows from Turkey, is being prioritized by the government against the positions of main opposition SYRIZA, which are often characterized by a more relaxed approach.

To this end, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is traveling to Evros on Friday to send a message about the importance the government attaches to the issue.

On Thursday Mitsotakis clarified his intentions in a speech in Gerakas, stressing that "with or without European money, the fence on the Evros will be completed."

He made his remarks as the government accused SYRIZA MEP Dimitris Papadimoulis of tabling an amendment in the...

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