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“Greek democracy is in danger,” says the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muiznieks, who has published a report following his visit to Greece earlier this year.

Muiznieks, who travelled to the country at the end of January, “was shocked by the spread of fascist ideas, as well as attacks on migrants, homosexuals and anyone who thinks differently,” writes the daily.

He has called for police and justice measures to ensure respect for the rule of law and human rights, and suggested that the Greek government examine the possibility of banning Golden Dawn, the neo-Nazi political party which has been present in the Greek parliament since May 2012.