Asylum service short of staff after losing 30 ex-municipal policemen

The bureau in Attica responsible for processing asylum applications will not be able to operate properly over the next few days due to staff shortages, authorities said on Monday.

Officials said the problems have been caused by 30 former municipal policeman who had been assigned to the service being recalled. The 30 officers were appointed to the asylum service after municipal police was shut down in 2013.

However, the government has decided to recreate the force and has asked for the policemen to return to their previous positions. Officials said they expect the understaffing problem to be solved in the next few days.

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