OPINION

ND must do the right thing

The Socialist government’s initiative to grant citizenship to second-generation migrants has been a very welcome step. Integrating immigrants into Greece will inject our society with dynamism and allow these people to prosper within it. The conservative opposition of New Democracy has regrettably objected to the proposal put forward by the PASOK administration of George Papandreou. Greece however has nothing to fear from the new law which would allow children born in Greece to parents who are immigrants (one of whom must have been living in the country legally) to apply for Greek citizenship. After all, the objective of the law is to grant citizenship to the children of immigrants who have indeed settled in the country and who have established roots in Greek society. Political parties have an obligation to adopt measures which are objectively correct – and not simply those measures which are popular with voters.