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Archaeological Council revokes decision on 9-story hotel by Acropolis

Greece’s Central Archaeological Council rescinded its decision approving the construction of a nine-story building in the south of Acropolis. The approval was issued on 25 September 2018, however, a strong protest by local residents forced the CAC to rethink it. In a statement, the Archaeological Council said it conducted an …

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Demolitions of illegal buildings started in Sounio area, South Attica

Demolitions of illegal buildings in the area of Sounion in South Attica started on Wednesday, the Greek Environment and Energy Minister said. The first demolition took place in Agrileza along the Athens-Sounion national road. Demolitions in Marathonas-Dionysos are scheduled to start next week. The first round of demolitions affect 22 …

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Demolition of 3,200 illegal constructions in Attica is imminent, says Tsipras

3,200 illegal buildings and constructions like fences will be immediately demolished, Prime minister Alexis Tsipras announced in the aftermath of the tragedy in Athens wildfires. Following a meeting on the subject on Tuesday, Tsipras said “the chaos of unchecked construction that threatens human lives is no longer acceptable.” He announced …

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Demolition of first 61 illegal buildings and constructions in Attica

The necessary funds for the demolitions of a total of 61 illegal buildings and constructions in six areas in the Attica Prefecture have been reportedly found. The illegal constructions are in forest and closed streams areas and along the coastline hindering access to the sea. The first demolitions are to …

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Up to 12 years to demolish illegal constructions on Greece’s coastline

Demolition of illegal constructions prohibiting access to the sea have started in Halkidiki, North Greece on Thursday morning. Short before 10 o’ clock municipality workers and representatives from local authorities moved to “Gatzoureika” settlement along the old land road Polychonoy-Chaniotis on the first leg of Halkidi peninsula in Kassandra. After …

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The earthquake moved Lesvos 4.4cm away from Chios, seismologists say

Measurements of two geodetic stations installed on the two islands showed that the distance between Lesvos and Chios increased by 4.4 cm because of the 6.3 (6.1R) earthquake of June 12 2017. This is what Thanassis Ganas, geologist-seismologist and research director at the National Observatory in Athens claims. Speaking to …

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