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Queues and fisticuffs for new land register

Interest in the land registry increased yesterday, as some 40,000 Greeks went to submit their paperwork on just the second day of the process to record millions of properties on the country’s first cadastre. Following a busy first day, yesterday proved even more hectic, with a 30 percent rise in the number of people visiting land registry offices, the busiest of which continued to be the one in Syntagma Square in central Athens. Most applicants came prepared for a long wait after the considerable lines on the first day but this did not prevent two elderly men from exchanging blows in Syntagma. There were also pleas from staff for citizens not to visit the offices just for general inquiries but to call the 1015 helpline. Extra numbers were also set up yesterday and those looking for more information can call 210.65.05.600.