The main opposition New Democracy (ND) party on Friday referred to a “provocative censorship and an insult to music composer Mikis Theodorakis, which can be perceived as an insult to the Greek people”, in response to  an Austrian Parliament decision on Thursday to cancel a scheduled performance of Theodorakis’ song trilogy ‘Mauthausen’- during the annual memorial event for Nazi victims. ND spokesman Yiannis Mihelakis called on the government to take a stand, characterising its silence as absolutely incomprehensible.
On an unrelated issue, Mihelakis described as inconceivable an education ministry decision to limit to three the examination centres for students with disabilities in view of the imminent nationwide university entrance exams. He accused the government of being thoughtless and of displaying social indifference.