Greece Crackdown on Hate Crimes

A report in the Greek newspaper Ta Nea reveals that Greece’s ruling coalition government plans to take stricter measures against racially-motivated attacks.

Those found guilty could face imprisonment for up to three years.

The newspaper Kathimerini added that, despite appeals from gay rights groups, the issue of granting homosexual couples greater rights, as heterosexual married couples enjoy, has been put on hold for the time being.

Nonetheless, Ta Nea reported, the bill hopes to establish better protection for homosexuals who are the victims of hate crimes – i.e., acts committed against them because of their sexual orientation.