New environment bill passed in Parliament


The Greek government’s environment bill was voted in Parliament on Tuesday with the most significant amendment being the removal of a provision that allowed hotels with more than 100 beds in the downtown areas of Psyrri and Metaxourgeio.

Other amendments to the bill include a provision stipulating measures to deal with environmental damage caused by renewable energy source facilities after the end of their life cycle.

Moreover, hunting is again allowed with trained falcons. That regulation provoked a strong reaction from the Hellenic Ornithological Society. 

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Tuesday decried as “appalling” a demonstration backed by opposition SYRIZA against the bill outside Parliament which did not observe social distancing rules.