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Deadline for ‘imiypaithrioi’ applications moved to June

The Environment Ministry yesterday announced the extension until June of a deadlline for homeowners to declare illegally altered parts of their homes, known as imiypaithrioi in Greek. Minister Tina Birbili told reporters yesterday that some 500,000 homeowners had submitted their paperwork to take advantage of the scheme which has already earned the government some 106 million euros.

The government has said it will use these funds to finance the purchase of land that can be turned into public spaces by municipalities.