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Who Wants To Destroy Greece?

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#41 Assim


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Posted 03 October 2007 - 11:20 PM

Sadly, it seems it pays to burn the trees. <_<

RAVAGED by fire only weeks ago, Zaharo is back in the national spotlight after the signing of an agreement to allow development along the area's largely unspoiled beachfront.

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#42 Wim


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Posted 04 October 2007 - 10:52 AM

Quite, Assim.

Let's hope the intentions are sincere and that everyone involved is keeping his word and that all the developments will be executed in accordance with the Greek law of 1998, and the European Union's Natura 2000 programme.

And if not? Write your representative in the European Parliament. (for readers who don't understand why the name is underlined: it's a direct link B) )

True is that adage: "He who yields to rule by wooden heads, becomes himself a fool."

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 02:17 PM

As long as the Greek government allows builders and real estate companies to build on deforested land which has been deliberately or accidently destroyed , there will be forest fires every summer and as it appears that global warming is now desertifying land what hope for people in Greece let alone trees.The fact that some people committed murder of innocents seems to have passed the government by. All they need to do is pass a law that states only rebuilding new for old. Of course there is more to this than us mere mortals realise. Somewhere, someone is making a LOT of money from these disasters and from the misery of others. It is unforgivable if the people responsible should get away with their crimes and they should be brought to account. It should also be law that home and business owners be required to have house insurance. Obviously old people and those who are genuinely impoverished should be given assistance with this but then of course how do you insure a building that 'doesn't exist'! (Our house insurance costs a mere 6 Euros a week, worth it for piece of mind) The government were supposed to be doing something about illegal building, have they implemented any laws etc. yet? Their priority now should be that nothing so tragic or horrendous should ever happen again. If it does I don't know how sympathetic other nations will be.