Parliament passes law allowing automatic prosecution for anyone blocking property auctions
A closely watched amendment prescribing the automatic prosecution of anyone blocking the auction process or court officers taking part in property auctions was passed on Thursday evening, after initial opposition by several MPs from ruling SYRIZA party was overcome.
Voting in favor were 146 deputies from leftist SYRIZA and its small junior coalition partner, the rightist-populist Independent Greeks (AN.EL) party. Sixty-two mainstream opposition MPs abstained, while 35 MPs – from the Communist Party (KKE), the ultra-nationalist Golden Dawn and the Union of Centrists – voted against the amendment.
The only “concession” to SYRIZA MPs was the deletion of a paragraph in the amendment stipulating the automatic prosecution (proprio motu) for even a threat against a notary participating in an auction.
You may be interested
Thousands of refugees and illegal immigrants to be removed from apartments and hotels in Greecemakis - May 29, 2020
The Migration and Asylum Ministry announced the start of the operation on June 1, of the eviction of both legitimate…
Muslims to pray in front of Hagia Sophia to put pressure to revert historic site into a Mosquemakis - May 28, 2020
Muslim mosques in Turkey will be reopening from tomorrow, Friday, the day of the fall of Constantinople (Istanbul), with the…
Athens Open Air Film Festival promises unforgettable nights to movie loversPanos - May 28, 2020
The Athens Open Air Film Festival promises movie goers unforgettable cinematic experiences as the summer event organised for the tenth…