There is growing pressure on the article 219 of the bill of the Ministry of Development and Investment.
A most important development is the announcement by the Nature 2000 Committee, the central scientific advisory body on biodiversity conservation in Greece, calling on the withdrawal of the article, that was issued yesterday.
The announcement came after an urgent appeal by 23 NGOs, including the Green Tank, that was handed to the new Deputy Minister of Environment and Energy, who addressed a greeting to the Committee.
The bill is still in consideration in the Greek Parliament’s Committees.
You can read in Greek:
- The urgent appeal by the 23 NGOs
- The announcement by the Nature 2000 Committee
- Article by Giorgos Lialios in Kathimerini
- Opinion piece by Ioli Christopoulou: Will the Ministry of Development take over Greece’s protected areas?