Greek minister warns of neo-Nazi political threat
ATHENS -- Greek Culture Minister Pavlos Geroulanos Friday warned that neo-Nazi group Chryssi Avghi (Golden Dawn) could enter parliament after May elections.
He stressed that the main reason was voters' “anger” over the debt-stricken country's economic and social hardships, AFP has reported.
"Do we want to see pictures of a parliament with deputies being sworn in with the Hitler salute. . . . If we don't wake up early enough . . . there will be major damage," Geroulanos told a Greek radio.
According to polls, Chryssi Avghi is projected by some polls to pass the three per cent hurdle for entry into parliament, AFP says.
The neo-Nazi group is known for its open xenophobic and anti-Semitic stands. It is assumed that its members are behind attacks on migrants and Greeks of foreign appearance.
March 29, 2012 | 14:44 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (4) | Send comment
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GRAZ -- The European Union (EU) will admit Bosnia-Herzegovina only as a unified country, High Representative Valentin Inzko said at a meeting in Graz, Austria.