OPINION

Nowhere else to go

During Monday’s televised debate, Greece’s two main political leaders, former prime minister and SYRIZA chief Alexis Tsipras and his New Democracy counterpart Evangelos Meimarakis, gave rather vague answers to questions regarding the refugee-migrant crisis.

Perhaps they have yet to fully grasp the extent of the problem as far as Greece is concerned.

The flow of refugees and migrants is enormous, several European countries – and others elsewhere – seem to be unwilling to accept them, borders are closing, walls are going up and Greece is in danger of turning into a large-scale warehouse of desperate souls who could find themselves trapped in the country with unforeseen consequences.

Greece’s political class ought to unite its forces in an effort to deal with this challenge by organizing state services on the local front and exercising pressure in all directions abroad. Claims of ignorance of the danger will not be forgiven.