Wood cutter illegally cuts down a tree near Katerini. Jan 2013
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Greece crisis: Poor turn to illegal logging to survive

As the big freeze sets in across parts of Europe, more people in Greece are choosing to burn wood at home as they can no longer afford heating oil.

The problem seems to be more prevalent in the north, where temperatures and salaries are lower.

Authorities have seen a huge rise in illegal logging, as people try to keep warm.

Mark Lowen reports.

  • 28 Jan 2013
  • From the section Europe