Opposition challenges government account of prompt wildfire response

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Energy, Fires, Mitsotakis, New Democracy, SYRIZA
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With the wildfires which burned through the northeast suburbs of Athens extinguished, the political recriminations have begun. The government is claiming success, but opposition parties are accusing the New Democracy administration of arrogance and misplaced priorities.

A preliminary estimate puts the toll of Tuesday night’s fire on mount Pendeli at a little over 2,000 hectares, while dozens of homes and businesses in the path of the flames were burned. Separate fires to the west of Athens and the island of Salamina we...

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