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Peloni: Greek Society Rejects Any Forms of Violence Or Abuse

February 22, 2021

ATHENS — "During the recent period, Greek society has been shocked by a series of abominable actions that came to the fore after they were courageously reported by the victims," said alternate government spokesperson Aristotelia Peloni on Monday, during an online briefing the press. "Greece is governed by the rule of law and Greek society is a society of principles and values that rejects all forms of violence and abuse, wherever it may come from. We listen to the victims and support them," she said.

The prime minister has already asked for a debate in parliament next Thursday at a party leaders' level, covering on all current affairs, Peloni said. It will especially focus on the quality of public debate, she added, because there was now a risk of that this was deflecting from the essence of a serious social problem and creating fake political divisions, derailing public dialogue.

On the pandemic and the vaccination programme, Peloni said: "The epidemiological load in Greece last week remained stable with the rolling average at 1,040 cases a day and a median age of 44 years old. We also observed a stabilisation of the pandemic in Attica and the Rt fell under 1, something that shows that the recent restictive measures have started to bring results.

Peloni also said that the vaccinations performed in Greece will exceed 700,000 on Monday and the vaccination rate will accelerate, in line with the number of vaccine doses that arrive in Greece.

Finally, she announced Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis' schedule in the following days:

On Wednesday at 11:00, the prime minister will chair a cabinet meeting.

On Thursday, he will address parliament, while on Thursday and Friday he will take part in the online European Council meeting.

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