Snow chaos puts government planning on the spot

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Disasters, KINAL, New Democracy, SYRIZA
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

Heavy snowfall has brought Athens and several other parts of the country to a standstill, prompting questions about the disaster readiness of authorities despite several days of advance warnings.

A severe weather front codenamed “Elpida” brought snow and ice to large parts of the country, including the south and the capital from early on Monday, leading to widespread disruption to road and rail transport and extensive blackouts. Warnings had bee...

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