After many years of waiting, the House plenary voted in April 2016 for a bill to
make cremation legal.
Despite the fact that the law has been in force for more than two years, no
entrepreneur or funeral home owner has made a move in this area. As the
representative of licensed funeral home owners Solon Melas told Phileleftheros,
the standards that crematories need to adhere to require a budget of more
than €4 million.
For example, crematoria must have space for a funeral service involving at least
50 people, the cremation chamber must be... [
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So, it's reckoned that crematoria would need space to accommodate 50 people for the service. What nonsense! If there wasn't enough room inside then surely people could just stand outside. And how often would 50 people want to go to a service? I attend church services here which are very well attended but....members of the congregation stand outside to hear mass if there is no room inside, they or the priest don't demand that the church must be large enough to accommodate xxxxx numbers, where do you stop with that?
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