Syrian real estate law: Greece wants EU to reject legislation 'hindering refugee return'

Greece’s foreign minister says the EU should reject new Syrian real estate legislation that “would hinder the return” of Syrian refugees to their homes and property. Nikos Kotzias repeated concerns that the law “essentially casts doubt” on the ownership rights of millions of displaced Syrians to their homes, businesses and plots of land, AP reports. The decree was made public last month. The legislation gives property owners in some parts of Syria one month to provide ownership deeds or face confiscation of their property. Thousands of Syrian refugees have sought asylum in Greece.