Government tries to mount defence against criticism about wildfires

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Fires, Mitsotakis, New Democracy, SYRIZA
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The visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Athens on Friday provided his Greek counterpart Kyriakos Mitsotakis with some respite from the pressure being piled on his government by the fallout from devastating wildfires, but the opposition seems determined to put New Democracy on the spot over its handling of the situation during this summer.

Modi’s visit is the first by an Indian leader in 40 years and there were high expectations in Athens that his meetings in the Greek capital would lead to closer trade and business dealings between the two countries. Greece is also looking to see if Indi...

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