Greek parliament approves new ‘anti-racist’ bill

With the support of centre-right New Democracy, left-wing PASOK and social democrats DIMAR, the Greek parliament approved in principle a new “anti-racist” bill tabled by the ministry of justice.

SYRIZA was reserved in principle, while ANEL, the Golden Dawn, the Communist Party and the Independent Democrats MPs voted against the bill.

There was strong confrontation between government and opposition over the controversial Article 2 of the bill, which provides for the criminalisation of the malicious denial of war crimes and genocides.

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(Photo: Hellenic Parliament/ Aliki Eleftheriou)