The new asylum bill was voted in by ND and KINAL, while the rest of the political parties voted against. The draft law simplifies and speeds up asylum procedures for true refugees, giving priority to children and families, said the prime minister.

Kyriakos Mitsotakis also referred to the need for border protection, the necessary separation between refugees and immigrants, as well as the rules under which – those entitled to it – would remain in the country in human conditions.

SYRIZA presient said of the bill that it is fixated on wrong ideas. “It was the one thing you did not find it settled by the previous government and you managed to mess it up,” said Alexis Tsipras.

The bill will trap even more the refugees and immigrants in our country, KKE Secretary General Dimitris Koutsoubas said.

There are solutions and suggestions. The uninhabited islands is one of them, said “Greek Solution” President, Kyriakos Velopoulos.

DiEM25 leader, Yannis Varoufakis referred to the bill as immoral and misanthropic.