Mi­gra­tion Min­istry run­ning out of op­tions on is­lands

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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.

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