Coalition pledges to demolish illegal buildings following Mati fire

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Fires, New Democracy, SYRIZA

The government attempted on Wednesday to snatch back the initiative in the political battle over the July 23 fire, which caused almost 100 deaths so far.

After government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos announced on Tuesday that authorities intend to immediately begin the process of knocking down more than 3,000 illegal buildings in forestland or next to the sea, Environment Minister Giorgos Stathakis h...

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