Govt sets out fire compensation scheme in first step to overcome destruction

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

The government has set out a three-step process for helping the fire-stricken areas of Greece recover from this summer’s devastating wildfires, starting with an immediate compensation programme that New Democracy hopes will help it deflect some of the criticism regarding the response to the blazes, particularly in Evia.

The measures were discussed and approved at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday and will be rolled out in three stages. The first phase will see households and businesses compensated; the second will focus on the rebuilding or construction of new infrastructur...

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