Sindesmos Iiton (an association of people with Ios origins, founded in 1926), environmental associations and private citizens file a request at the Supreme Court to cancel the government’s decision to approve the Koumbara project. The cancellation is requested on many grounds, including that the project is too large relative to the island’s carrying capacity. The cancellation request is submitted past the deadline since the permit was publicized. The submitters’ side argues that the information about the permit was not publicized sufficiently broadly. The Supreme Court decides to solicit advice by the European Court of Justice on this procedural matter. Once it receives this advice, it will decide on the procedure matter and possibly on the substance of the cancellation request. The Supreme Court issues a temporary order to halt the construction until it makes a decision.
LOUGIA SA attempts to construct a building illegally at the top of the Tzamaria hill, right next to Ios harbor.