Municipal (dimotikes) and regional (periphereiakes) elections (ekloges) are taking place on Sunday, 7 November from 7am to 7pm (with a second round on Sunday, 14 November, if the winning party does not secure more than 50% of the vote).
“All change at sea” say the Cyclades Prefecture and the central government. Drastic proposals have been made by local and national bodies to prevent the collapse of fish stocks, but their implementation remains to be seen.
Press releases from the Paros Municipality, the Trade & Business Association of Paros & Antiparos, MEP Kriton Arsenis, MP Yiannis Vroutsis, Syriza, the Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation, the FolkDance Group of Naoussa (XON), the Music Dance Group of Naoussa,
Panayiotis Sfalagakos, Mayoral Candidate - ANTIPAROS: “We are not ‘professional politicians’, in the traditional sense, nor aspire to be; we simply wish to become more involved in our public sphere, ideally helping construct a viable future.”
Nikos Fostieris, Mayor of Amorgos & Mayoral Candidate - AMORGOS: “Our guiding principles are the conservation of our society’s traditions, the protection of the environment, as well as of our cultural heritage, and the implementation of sustainable development policies.”
If you are a Greek passport holder you are also entitled to vote for the party that will be in charge of the Regional Authority (Peripheria) of the South Aegean – which next year will comprise the Cyclades and the Dodecanese – for the next four years
According to the new law 3843/2010, by the end of December 2010 it is required for home owners to register any change of use of their buildings - for example a garage, basement, storage area ('apothiki') or the semi-open spaces known as 'imiipethrios' that have been turned into a bedroom or living room.
Living tango legend Mimi Santapa – with whom most tango professionals in Buenos Aires have studied at one time or another – returned to Paros in October to give her second tango workshop on the island.
On 9 October 2010 Nikos Chrysogelos, who is the head of the Ecogreen party Oikologikos Anemos and is running for the elections for the Southern Aegean Precinct, visited Naxos together with three other scientists – all experts on various environmental issues, including the development of the wind-powered desalination plant on the island of Iraklia.
One Planet Vision is a website from BioRegional that provides tools and inspiration to help companies, organisations and individuals use the One Planet Living framework to live and work within a fair share of the earth’s resources.
As this issue of Paros Life & Naxos Life goes to press, the Tao’s Centre is busy organising the Paros Seed Festival in cooperation with the Environmental & Cultural Park of Paros and the Natural Farming Center of Greece.