Minister denies Greek reception centers are a ‘disgrace’

Public Order Minister Vassilis Kikilias on Friday denied that migrant reception centers in Greece are a “disgrace.”

Kikilias made his comments while visiting a former army camp in Corinth, west of Athens, that has been turned into a center for holding irregular migrants.

He said that so far some 450 migrants who had been held at the center have been repatriated.

Kikilias also suggested that authorities would relocate the unit “whenever we can.” Greece has been repeatedly condemned by the European Commission for conditions at its reception centers.