COLLECTION OF SIGNATURES against the unacceptable provision of the Ministry of Development

Dear members and friends,

We enclose a joint statement of twelve environmental organizations, including the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature, requesting the immediate withdrawal of an unacceptable provision in a bill of the Ministry of Development, which leads to the degradation of protected areas, and is in opposition to the Greek legislation.

EEPF participates together with other organizations in the campaign, to collect signatures against the order. You can also subscribe here:

Newsletter from the SPPENK council 20/02/2021 - SPPENK intervention

On 20/2/2021 a special Municipal Council was held in the Municipality of Karystos regarding the approval by the Interministerial Council for the inclusion in the category "Projects of Strategic Significance" of 4 wind farms of ELLAKTOR company in Central and 4 in South Evia with 65 wind turbines in the following locations:

- 8 above the Portolafia

- 23 in Nimborio

- 3 in the abandoned village of Kellia

- 5 near the gorge of Harakas

- 14 in Mesochoria

- 12 relatively close to Nea Styra opposite Kavalliani

Cruising through the debris of the Ochi mountain

The picture we had from our recent visit to Oche was disheartening but expected. The wind turbines near Platanistos and Milia are erected one after another, while at the same time more pylons of high voltage are installed. You have the feeling that you are in another place from what you were familiar with, as the natural landscape is replaced by iron structures that dominate the horizon due to their size. The St. Mamma substation is of the order of magnitude of the substation in the plain of Karystos. High-voltage lines pass a few meters above the shepherd's huts.