Return of coastal bill may give SYRIZA new chance to build support

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: PPC, SYRIZA
Photo by Harry van Versendaal
Photo by Harry van Versendaal

After failing in its bid to force Parliament to vote on whether to hold a referendum on the part-privatisation of the Public Power Corporation (PPC) earlier this month, SYRIZA now intends to confront the coalition over legislation aiming to make it easier to develop Greece’s coastline.

The government was forced to withdraw the coastal bill in May after environmental groups and voters voiced strong opposition to plans to relax restrictions on building and commercial activity at Greek beaches. It is expected that the government will ret...

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