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» Greece: In Top 30%

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA) The 2008 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) of Yale University ranks 149 countries on 25 indicators tracked across six established policy categories: environmental health, air pollution, water resources, biodiversity and habitat, productive natural resources, and climate change. Greece ranks 44th among 149 countries, which places Greece in the top 30%, with an 80.2% EPI. Poland ranks 43th (Look in: http://epi.yale.edu/Poland ).


» Environment-friendly Holiday Homes

The holiday home market should be developed in Greece, but only if it respects the natural and architectural environment, said Tourism Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos yesterday, speaking at the 2nd Tourism & Property Conference in Athens. The minister referred to the tourism zoning plan that is currently the subject of public consultation, and added that it is one of the main steps in the creation of a functional framework for investing with clear rules and priorities. The conference was organised on the sidelines of the 2nd International Tourism & Property Show 2008, which begins today and runs until February 24.

Kathimerini daily: Minister calls for holiday homes to respect environment