We engaged in crisis management, said outgoing Migration Policy Minister Mouzalas

“Dimitris Vitsas is not only a good choice but historically continues the handling of the refugee issue,” stated outgoing Migration Policy Minister Yiannis Mouzalas during the handover ceremony at the migration ministry on Friday.

Mouzalas thanked the government and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras for “including me while history was in the making.”

“We were engaged in crisis management while at times when this became damage limitation,” said Mouzalas during the handover.

“We tried to achieve a balance of rights,” he added, noting that “Dimitris Vitsas assumes office at a very difficult phase of the migration problem, when there is an effort to put the blame on the country of first reception.”

On his part, Vitsas said that he will not change the ministry’s policy because it is the government’s policy