Opposition chief calls for revision of article prohibiting private universities


Conservative opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis has urged lawmakers to support the review of the Greek Constitution’s Article 16, which prohibits the establishment of private universities.

“The state must guarantee quality state sector tertiary education, giving opportunities to everyone,” Mitsotakis said Tuesday in a statement as MPs prepare to vote on proposals for the revision of the Constitution.

“However, it must also allow what already applies in the rest of the world: the operation of private, non-profit institutions,” he said, adding that these would be monitored by an independent authority.