Thousands of illegal buildings razed in Greece

Two natural disasters this year have the Greek government carrying out a spate of demolitions that have traditionally been put off.

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    Greece is demolishing thousands of illegal buildings in an effort to bring the rule of law to the construction industry.

    Previous governments have tended to avoid the issue, even offering periodic amnesties to illegal properties, because imposing the law is seen as a vote-loser.

    But the Syriza government says it is determined to do the right thing after natural disasters more than one hundred people.

    Al Jazeera’s John Psaropoulos reports from Athens.


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