An amendment submitted in Parliament that will be included in the bill on the creation of Harbour Corps Headquarters anticipates the possibility of a change in the use of existing buildings and the building of prefabricated installations on public and private building sites in regions outside town planning so that they can function as Initial Reception Centres for immigrants entering the country illegally.

The amendment jointly signed by Environment, Energy and Climatic Change Minister Tina Birbili, Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou and Citizen's Protection Minister Christos Papoutsis mentions that the aim of the solution chosen is, on the one hand, the handling of the reception needs of all citizens of third countries entering the country without legal formalities and, on the other, the keeping of nationals of third countries who are subject to the return process.