Greece is still struggling with its economic crisis, but Greek tourism revenues are expected to bounce back this year to pre-crisis levels. With the boost in tourism, hotel development is expected to pick up.
But according to this article from the International Business Times, the nation’s lawmakers are preparing to relax environmental restrictions and allow hotel development on previously protected forest land.
The proposed legislation builds on a 2011 ruling that allowed for 10 percent of forest land to be used for development.
The legislation is being proposed by the Environment Ministry and will also include golf courses and spas to use the land for development in addition to hotels.
More over on the International Business Times