Migration Ministry running out of options on islands
The Migration Ministry appears to be at a dead end over how to manage the growing number of migrants trapped on the country’s eastern Aegean islands after an adverse court ruling on Chios and a clash with the mayor of Lesvos.
On Chios, a magistrate upheld a complaint against the development of a holding facility for migrants exhibiting delinquent behavior, leaving the ministry with few options over how to separate troublemakers from the general population at the processing cen- ter in Souda, where violence has erupted on several occasions in the past few months.
On Lesvos, tensions rose during a meeting between Migration Minister Yiannis Mouzalas and Mayor Spyros Galinos on Sunday over the installation of portable toilets at the island’s harbor for migrants temporarily housed on a ship after their tents at Moria camp were snowed in, with the local official accusing Mouzalas of putting him on a collision course with the community.
forward Kenny Gabriel dunks the ball at the home court of archrival Olympiakos during a knockout semifinal Greek Basketball Cup match at the Peace and Friendship Stadium in southern Athens, yesterday. Panathinaikos advanced to the final after winning 67-77.