New development law chips away at Greece's Natura 2000 regime

Society Tags: Construction, Environment By: Georgia Nakou

Controversial legislation passed by the Greek Parliament contains a provision which could open the door to commercial exploitation of parts of the Natura 2000 network, in contravention of EU legislation.

The European Court of Justice has already issued a ruling against Greece for failing to meet its obligations under the Natura 2000 framework. Environmental groups warn that this latest initiative risks accelerating environmental damage, as well as incur...

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