Mati fire investigation puts spotlight on authorities and government

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Fires, New Democracy, SYRIZA
Photo by Gerasimos Domenikos/Fosphotos
Photo by Gerasimos Domenikos/Fosphotos

It appears that SYRIZA is set to come under further scrutiny about its handling of last summer’s wildfire in Mati, which caused 100 deaths, after prosecutors’ investigated how authorities dealt with the disaster.

Charges have been filed against 20 people over alleged negligence, including former government officials and SYRIZA’s Governor of Attica, Rena Dourou. Since the catastrophe, the government has sought to highlight the role of illegal construction in the ...

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