Government struggles to shake off impact of wildfires

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Fires, Mitsotakis, New Democracy, SYRIZA

As the massive wildfire in Evros, northeastern Greece, continues to burn, the government and opposition are preparing for two key set-piece events in the coming days, which they hope will revive their fortunes after what turned out to be a difficult summer for both, for different reasons.

On Sunday, the Earth Observation component of the EU Space Programme (Copernicus EU) stated that the burnt area in Evros had reached 77,000 hectares. After ravaging Dadia National Park, the wildfire has become one of the largest ever recorded in Europe.

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