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Greece seeks stringent penalties for racist crimes

The government is expected to table for public consultation in the coming weeks a new bill introducing tougher punishment for racist and xenophobic offenses, which will bring Greece in line with a European Union directive dating back to 2008.

Skai TV reported that Deputy Justice Minister Costas Karagounis has the draft legislation ready and is looking for broad support, not just from the three parties serving in the governing coalition.

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