PM sets criticism aside, highlights unprecedented conditions behind fires

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Fires, KINAL, Mitsotakis, New Democracy, SYRIZA, Tsipras

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis made a televised address on Thursday night in which he stressed that authorities are prioritising saving lives over protecting property and nature as Greece battles dozens of wildfires, including a large blaze north of Athens.

Mitsotakis admitted that it is impossible for the fire service and emergency services to prevent any damage being done by the blazes, while also protecting people. He described the lengthy heatwave that preceded the outbreak of this week’s fires as “unp...

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