Koumoutsakos: Law enforcement is a democratic duty, not authoritarianism
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Koumoutsakos: Law enforcement is a democratic duty, not authoritarianism

Alternate Citizen Protection Minister for Migration said in an interview "the draft law of the Citizen Protection Ministry that will soon come to the Hellenic Parliament will include a new solid and fair asylum system for those that are eligible"

"The draft law of the Citizen Protection Ministry that will soon come to the Hellenic Parliament will include, among other things, a new solid and fair asylum system for those that are eligible," Alternate Citizen Protection Minister for Migration George Koumoutsakos said in an interview with the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA) released on Sunday.

He added that this will be achieved through the speeding up of the evaluation process which is a major obstacle to the return of asylum seekers not entitled to asylum.

Koumoutsakos underlined that law enforcement, as part of a new strategy, is not considered authoritarianism, but it is a democratic duty of a state.

Referring to the role of NGOs, he stated that "the government will proceed with a systematic registration and, above all, evaluation."

Asked about main opposition's criticism that the government is addressing the refugee issue in an authoritarian and not humanitarian way, he said: "It is hypocritical that those who created Moria and Idomeni invoke humanity, while in their days it suffered so much."

Regarding his meetings in Ankara, he noted: "The meetings were held in a good climate. They were honest and touched on all aspects of the issue. I reiterated our position, stressing the importance of the effective implementation of the EU-Turkey Joint Declaration."

Ahead of his travel to Luxembourg for the Justice and Home Affairs Council on Monday, he stressed: "With a new political situation being created, with a new Parliament and a new composition of the Commission, Greece is taking the lead in coordinating an effective European migration policy."

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