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Greeks fear coastal development plans

Many Greeks fear legislation to allow coastal development will lead to the destruction of pristine coastlines.

Last updated: 30 Jul 2014 20:36
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At least 150,000 Greeks have signed an online petition against a bill to increase coastal development.

As a result, the government has decided to propose a new watered-down version.

But many fear it is only a question of time before the bill, which they claim threatens to destroy Greece's pristine coastline, is resurrected.

Al Jazeera's John Psaropolous reports from the Greek island of Crete.

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