Greek Politics

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Under-fire PM pledges civil defence improvements following summer of destruction

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has pledged to address the weaknesses exposed by the state machinery’s flawed response to natural disasters this summer as his government attempts to overcome the negative sentiment stirred up by the wildfires and flooding that affected much of the country over the last few weeks.

Storm fallout sweeps PM to crucial juncture early in second term

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is facing a huge test of his premiership, barely into its second term, as the aftermath of Storm Daniel, which wreaked havoc in central Greece last week, reveals widespread damage and anger among residents and business owners who were affected by the extreme weather.

Photo by Panayiotos Tzamaros PM inspects flood damage hoping to rescue stricken government

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited flood-stricken central Greece on Friday to survey the damage done by Storm Daniel but also to shore up the government’s defences against criticism about its poor civil protection record and to protect his own legacy as the country’s premier.

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