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Public Order Minister…

Public Order Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis grimaces as he descends the steps of the prime-ministerial residence yesterday, following a meeting with PM Costas Karamanlis. Talks focused on handling illegal immigration, ahead of a forthcoming European Union meeting on the matter, as well as funding for the Public Order Ministry. The EU meeting will examine proposals by several heavyweight member states for the creation of camps for migrants and asylum seekers in North African countries. Greece has officially opposed the notion, arguing that the money spent on setting up the camps would be better used to improve infrastructure in illegal migrants’ home countries. Greek officials are also mulling ways of providing another opportunity for the estimated 350,000 illegal immigrants in the country who have not entered the legalization process so far to do so.