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The enforcement of the anti-smoking law is not just a matter of public health. It will also test the country's public ethos, which has nothing to do with political parties.
This is the third time Greece is attempting to enforce the ban. And no matter how meticulous the police are in their efforts to enforce the rules, that alone will not be enough.
Greece will shut down its largest three migrant camps on islands facing Turkey, and replace them with new facilities, AFP reported, citing officials.
The Greek government said it would close existing, overcrowded camps on the islands of Lesbos, Chios and Samos, and replace them with new closed facilities with a capacity of at least 5,000 people each.
Greece will shut down overcrowded refugee camps on its outlying islands and replace them with more restrictive holding centers, authorities said on Wednesday.
Living conditions for thousands of people in camps on five Aegean islands have been decried by aid groups as appalling. The country is currently struggling with a resurgence in migrant and refugee arrivals.
Five closed pre-departure centers for migrants are expected to open on the Aegean islands of Samos, Chios, Lesvos, Kos and Leros, with details to be announced by government spokesman Stelios Petsas on Wednesday.
The centers are to host no more than 5,000 people each and are expected to replace the open camps such as Moria and Vathy.
As part of its plans to implement a stricter legal framework regarding asylum and border controls, the government aims to create between six and 10 closed pre-departure centers and is planning to recruit 400 border guards in the Evros region, 500 new asylum officers on the islands and mainland, as well 800 officers to guard sea borders and the centers.
As long expected, Greece will pay off early its high-interest loans from the IMF.
The date that has been set is 25 November and the amount is 2.8bn euros.
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The move was approved by the Board of the ESM and the Governing Board of the IMF.