Anger over wildfires grows as PM prepares lines of defence

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Environment, Fires, Mitsotakis, New Democracy, SYRIZA

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his government are coming under greater pressure by the day as the authorities struggle to contain and extinguish wildfires in Greece, particularly on the island of Evia, where more than 45,000 hectares of land has been burnt since the blaze began there last week.

New Democracy is facing criticism on multiple fronts. Apart from the opposition parties, which have raised questions about the operational response to the wildfires, social media has also been rife with attacks on the government, including the trending ...

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