State to provide compensation for property damage caused by attacks on officials

State to provide compensation for property damage caused by attacks on officials

MPs on Wednesday approved an amendment that will allow anyone whose property is damaged during a criminal or terrorist attack on a public official to claim compensation from the state.

The change was made after an explosive device was used to target a prosecutor in Larissa, central Greece, in July.

The new legislation allows victims to seek tax-free damages from their local authority.

“There was a gap in our legislation,” said Justice Minister Haralambos Athanasiou, adding that people who suffered damage during criminal attacks were not able to claim compensation until now.

Πηγή: ekathimerini.com

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