Council of State punches Greek Parliament into line with EU law

This is not the only blow to such construction projects. In the last two years, the Greek Parliament had passed laws that enabled the legalization of buildings constructed without permits. But last week the Council of State, Greece's Supreme Administrative Court, judged that these laws are against the Constitution and are now considered invalid. Despite the internal political rows it has created, this judgement also brings Greece closer in line with European laws for environmental protection.

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