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Greek Parliament to Vote on Extension of Territorial Waters in Ionian Sea

The Plenary of the Greek Parliament in Athens
The plenary of the Greek Parliament. Credit: AMNA

A bill to extend the territorial waters of Greece westwards was brought to the Greek Parliament on Friday.
The bill is titled “To establish the width of the territorial zone in the marine area of the Ionian and the Ionian Islands to Cape Tainaron of the Peloponnese” and it was brought to the Parliament by the Greek Foreign Affairs Ministry.
The bill extends Greek territorial waters to 12 nautical miles in the Ionian Sea, and its first reading is scheduled at a committee level on Tuesday, January 12.
Its second reading will take place on January 15, and on January 19 it will be introduced to the plenary for debate and voting.
Parliament Speaker Constantine Tassoulas said that because the bill extends the country’s borders, he will exercise his right to call for a roll-call vote on it so that an absolute majority vote is demonstrated clearly.
(With information from AMNA)

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