Raging fires and deaths force government onto defensive, create dangerous mix

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Far Right, Fires, Migration, New Democracy, PASOK-KINAL, SYRIZA

In a bid to fend off the growing political criticism it has suffered as wildfires batter the country, the government has pledged to hold a leaders’ debate about how the Greek authorities have dealt with the challenge this summer after more destruction was caused on Tuesday and 18 people lost their lives.

There were renewed attacks on Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his administration on Tuesday as a fire in northeastern Greece continued to burn, while another broke out on Mount Parnitha, northeast of Athens, burning property and forcing evacuatio...

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