On 22 February 2022, the Greek government launched a public consultation on a proposed investment project at Pikri Nero in Ios. This investment project, alongside two other projects in Koumbara and Papa-Loukas, has been designated as “strategic” by the Interministerial Committee for Strategic Investments (D.E.S.E.).
Save Ios Association objects to these "investments''. The following is our conclusion;
❛𝑨𝒕𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒊𝒏𝒗𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒕𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒎 𝒔𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒐𝒓 𝒊𝒔 𝒖𝒏𝒅𝒐𝒖𝒃𝒕𝒆𝒅𝒍𝒚 𝒊𝒎𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒅𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒍𝒐𝒑𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒐𝒇 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒄𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒕𝒓𝒚. 𝑻𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒎 𝒊𝒏𝒗𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒋𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒔, 𝒉𝒐𝒘𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓, 𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒑𝒆𝒄𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒊𝒓 𝒔𝒑𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒂𝒍 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒔𝒐𝒄𝒊𝒂𝒍 𝒔𝒆𝒕𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈, 𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒎𝒐𝒕𝒆 𝒔𝒖𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒊𝒏𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝒅𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒍𝒐𝒑𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒃𝒆𝒏𝒆𝒇𝒊𝒕 𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒌𝒆𝒉𝒐𝒍𝒅𝒆𝒓𝒔. 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒑𝒐𝒔𝒆𝒅 𝒊𝒏𝒗𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒔 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝑰𝒐𝒔 𝒇𝒂𝒊𝒍 𝒕𝒐 𝒎𝒆𝒆𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒔𝒆 𝒄𝒓𝒊𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒂. 𝑻𝒉𝒆𝒚 𝒖𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒓𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒆 𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒍 𝒔𝒑𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒂𝒍 𝒑𝒍𝒂𝒏𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒃𝒚 𝒄𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒅𝒂𝒎𝒂𝒈𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒊𝒓𝒓𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒊𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝒐𝒖𝒕𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒔. 𝑻𝒉𝒆𝒚 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒎𝒐𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒃𝒚 𝒅𝒆𝒇𝒂𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒅𝒆𝒈𝒓𝒂𝒅𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒕𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒎 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒅𝒖𝒄𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒍𝒐𝒄𝒂𝒍 𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒑𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒆𝒔 𝒊𝒏 𝑰𝒐𝒔 𝒐𝒇𝒇𝒆𝒓. 𝑻𝒉𝒆𝒚 𝒑𝒓𝒊𝒗𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒛𝒆 𝑰𝒐𝒔’ 𝒑𝒓𝒆𝒄𝒊𝒐𝒖𝒔 𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒂𝒍 𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒄𝒆𝒔, 𝒆𝒙𝒄𝒍𝒖𝒅𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒍𝒐𝒄𝒂𝒍 𝒄𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒛𝒆𝒏𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒗𝒊𝒔𝒊𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒔 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝒖𝒔𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒎❜.
The ''strategic'' investment in Pikri Nero will go to the State Council for approval in the coming months. Save Ios Association is determined to STOP them. Through our legal team, we will lead an objection.
HOWEVER, we need your support. 𝐉𝐨𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐳𝐞𝐧’𝐬 𝐛𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐞 to protect the natural beauty of Ios from greedy property speculators and to keep its beaches accessible to all. If you are a resident of Ios or own a property on the island, please add your name and address to this form. We are hoping to gather a minimum of 200 signatures.
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