NEWS

Illegal immigration…

Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis (left) visited President Karolos Papoulias at the Presidential Palace in Athens yesterday for talks that focused on the problem Greece faces with illegal immigrants. ‘Now a European Council decision officially deems illegal immigration a problem affecting the whole Union,’ Karamanlis told Papoulias. The premier was referring to last week’s pledge by EU leaders to exert more pressure on Turkey to honor a bilateral pact with Greece for the repatriation of migrants.