Government offers free holidays, bigger fines and more hirings in evolving fire response

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Fires, Mitsotakis, New Democracy, PASOK, SYRIZA
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The government is maintaining its dual line of defence against criticism about the handling of forest fires over the past few weeks by blaming the effects of the climate crisis, but also arsonists, for the scale of the challenge that Greek authorities have had to meet.

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis spoke to the Good Morning Britain show on ITV in the UK on Wednesday to assure potential visitors to Greece that it remains a safe destination despite the recent wildfires. Mitsotakis suggested that the more pronounced...

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