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Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis set improved living conditions for refugees and migrants and the more effective patrolling of Greek and EU borders as the top priorities for the government in dealing with migration at a meeting in Athens today with European Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos.
Newly-appointed Labour and Social Affairs Minister Nikos Vroutsis has rescinded an encyclical signed by three SYRIZA ministers on 20 June, a bit over two weeks before the general election, which simplified procedures for the issuance of the AMKA social security number for non-EU nationals and in particular for migrants, asylum seekers, and unaccompanied refugee children.
In an interview with the BBC's Hardtalk program aired on Thursday, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis declared that he wanted to see more women in politics and that the small proportion of women in his cabinet - only two out of 22 male ministers - was because Greek women were "hesitant" to join the government.
A 45-year-old man has been charged with the fatal poisoning last week of two stray dogs in the region of Aridaia in Pella, northern Greece.
Police launched the investigation after being informed of the poisoning by animal rights activists who also reported the incident on social media.
The suspect is accused of feeding the dogs with food laced with poison.