Mitsotakis faces down critics over handling of forest fires

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Fires, Mitsotakis, New Democracy, PASOK-KINAL, SYRIZA
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Opposition parties demanded answers from Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on the authorities’ handling of catastrophic forest fires that continued to burn on various fronts, after a weekend of destruction which made global headlines with the evacuation of thousands of holidaymakers on the island of Rhodes.

Parliament returned on Monday to debate the first legislation after New Democracy’s election win, a government bill on overseas voting. Mitsotakis started by addressing the chamber with his account of the weekend’s operations. The prime minister said th...

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