Wildfires rekindle longstanding political battle as heatwave forces agenda change

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Environment, Fires, KINAL, Mitsotakis, New Democracy, SYRIZA, Tsipras
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

The annual political clash over the response to wildfires in Greece began in earnest this weekend as blazes raged in various parts of Greece, particularly Achaia and Rhodes.

The fires led to numerous villages having to be evacuated and various rescue operations being launched, although there were no losses of life confirmed. Although thousands of hectares of land have been burned in the two years the New Democracy administr...

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