Citizen's Protection Minister Christos Papoutsis on Wednesday announced that the government's plans to set up five detention centres for migrants, where they will be held until there is a final decision on what should be done with them. He did not reveal where these five centres will be located.
The minister also referred to the planned measures announced by Prime Minister George Papandreou at a recent cabinet meeting, which are to be carried out by the citizen's protection ministry in a bid to "reclaim" the centre of Athens and once again make the city centre accessible to all in conditions of safety. Papoutsis said that teasing out the details of these measures would be the next stage in the process.