Main opposition New Democracy (ND) leader Antonis Samaras on Monday addressed a timely question to the prime minister on “increased crime and a growing sense of insecurity among the people”.
Samaras underlined that “the situation in Athens’ inner city districts has spiraled out of control given the fact that organized crime engaged in drug trafficking, prostitution, migrant trafficking and extortions has made certain neighborhoods inaccessible to citizens and very dangerous to unsuspecting tourists”.

The ND leader underlined that “the situation has a negative impact on economic transactions in downtown Athens,” and blamed the government of “never implementing the ambitious declarations that were occasionally made.” 

Samaras also referred to increased problems within the Greek Police (EL.AS) and called on the government to realize the gravity of the situation.