The protection and security of universities is the government's central commitment, which will be implemented without further delay, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis pointed out at a broad cabinet meeting he chaired on Monday.
Establishing special security groups, in collaboration with universities' administrations, was a strong government pledge, he stressed, which will become reality without further ado.
Meanwhile, Greek Police on Monday announced a call for the hiring of 400 special guards who will comprise the so-called University Protection & Security Groups (OPPI), and mentioned the hiring of an additional 600 security staff in the near future.
The Greek premier also noted that Greece will join the first group of countries that activate the European digital COVID Certificate on Tuesday, which he said was "a statement of our readiness for a safer and freer summer."
He congratulated all those who helped turn "an idea first presented by the Greek government a few months ago" into a reality, and noted that Greece is at the forefront in the implementation of this "important digital tool."
"I believe that in combination with the accelerating pace of vaccinations and with the steady drop in coronavirus infections and new hospital admissions, we have every reason to be optimistic about how things will run in the summer."