Greece must bolster border against migration: conservative leader

A refugee from Syria prays after arriving on the shores of the Greek island of Lesbos on September 7, 2015Greece should strengthen its border defences to check the unprecedented wave of migrants landing on its shores, the head of the conservative party that could return to power in this month’s election said early Tuesday. “As regards migrants, the borders must be better protected and Greece should not send the message that ‘it’s good over here, come over’,” New Democracy leader Evangelos Meimarakis said in a television interview. Greece’s acting migration minister on Monday said the island of Lesbos was “on the verge of explosion” with over 15,000 mainly Syrian refugees waiting to be registered for onward travel to Athens.

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