A bill prepared by the Education and Religion ministry for the establishment of an Islamic mosque in Athens to meet the religious needs of Moslems living in the Attica prefecture was tabled in Parliament on Monday.
The building of the mosque is expected to be implemented by the education ministry within the limits of the Athens municipality on land to be provided by this purpose by the Hellenic state or some local administration body.
The bill anticipates the appointment of an Imam for a two-year tenure by the education minister, who will have his salary paid by the ministry's budget.
The cost of building the mosque is expected to amount to 15 million euros, while 335,000 euros will be paid annually for the operational costs of the mosque and its administrative committee.
Source: Athens News Agency