Fines and trash

Mr. Michalopoulos’ companies continue accumulating fines for environmental and urban planning violations. In a document dated April 24, 2024, the Santorini Urban Planning Office informs company 105 SA and the relevant public agencies in Ios about an inspection that it conducted at Koumbara in the area where the stream lies. According to the inspection, part […]

The Controversial Lord Of Ios

”Wolf of Wall Street” and “lord of Ios”. These are the two main titles attributed to Angelos Michalopoulos, the 60-year-old businessman who today has almost 30% in his hands of the Cycladic island! However, this is not a simple investment story. His investments, both those he has already done and those he is preparing to […]

The position of our association on the interview of Mr. Michalopoulos in Kathimerini

The Sunday paper of the newspaper ‘Kathimerini’ published an “interview” of Mr. Angelos Michalopoulos entitled “The Ios project and the Beauforts – It was a beautiful, but empty island“. In the interview, Mr. Michalopoulos indulges in the description of a series of known business actions in Ios and refers – vaguely – to fines and […]

Ios; An ‘Important Bird and Biodiversity Area’

Did you know that Ios have been designated as an ‘Important Bird and Biodiversity Area‘ ?  Within this area there is a wildlife refuge In Ios, protected by law (Government Gazette 600 / Β / 30-4-1976), which covers 37,000 acres. The island of Ios is either a permanent or temporary home for breeding seabirds, raptors and […]

Dimitriou Speaks To EPT Radio

Mr. Giorgos Dimitriou, Vice President of Save Ios, speaks to EPT Radio on; the decision of the CoE on the “complex tourist accommodation” and the privatization of the coasts. the appeal to the European Court of Justice in 2016 and the reaction of the competent state services, such as the Environmental Inspection of the Ministry […]

El Culture Interview Dimitri Vayanos

On the occasion of the recent decision of the Council of State against the plan to privatize the beach in the area of Koumpara in Ios – a “conquest” for the people of the island who are fighting for the protection of the natural environment, its Cycladic identity, but also the preservation of of free […]

What’s Going On? An Elephant In Ios

“𝐻𝑜𝑤𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟, 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑒𝑞𝑢𝑒𝑙 𝑤𝑎𝑠, 𝑡𝑜 𝑠𝑎𝑦 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑠𝑡, 𝑓𝑟𝑢𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑛 𝑜𝑢𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑔𝑒𝑜𝑢𝑠. 𝐼𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑔𝑎𝑙 𝑒𝑥𝑐𝑎𝑣𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑑𝑖𝑔𝑔𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑜𝑓 𝑟𝑜𝑎𝑑𝑠, 𝑏𝑙𝑜𝑐𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑎𝑐𝑐𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑏𝑎𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑣𝑎𝑐𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑒𝑟𝑠, 𝑎𝑙𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑛 𝑟𝑎𝑝𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑒𝑛𝑣𝑖𝑟𝑜𝑛𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡, 𝑏𝑢𝑡 𝑎𝑙𝑠𝑜 𝑎 𝑟𝑒𝑙𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑙𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑤𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑘𝑖𝑡𝑠𝑐ℎ 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑠𝑢𝑝𝑝𝑜𝑠𝑒𝑑 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝐶𝑦𝑐𝑙𝑎𝑑𝑖𝑐 𝑎𝑟𝑡, 𝑠𝑒𝑒𝑚 𝑡𝑜 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑣𝑖𝑜𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑒𝑙𝑒𝑔𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑜𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑖𝑠𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑑.” Proto […]

A bad policy for the environment

The Ministry of Environment and Energy (RIS) recently submitted to the Parliament a draft law that regulates, among other things, the institution of compliance checks with environmental legislation. The provisions of the bill aggravate an already problematic situation and are far from international practices. They also demonstrate a centralized view of public administration, where the […]