Residents of Greece’s Ionian islands will be called to vote in a referendum, following a proposal by Provincial Governor Theodoros Galiatsatos on August 29. The referendum question will be about the Greek government’s decision to continue with the country’s airport privatization process.
As stated during the meeting, airport privatization is expected to be particularly severe on the region’s economy, as four of the fourteen airports that were sold (Corfu, Kefalonia, Zakynthos, Aktion) are directly related to the socioeconomic life in the Ionian Islands.
The regional council decided to proceed with the referendum through electronic media after the September 20 Greek election. It was also decided that the region would take the case to court in order to annul the government’s decision.