Mitsotakis rejects accusations of inadequate response to wildfires

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Fires, Mitsotakis, New Democracy, SYRIZA
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is appearing before Parliament today to confront a storm of criticism over his government’s response to the summer’s wildfires, which have resulted in some of the worst destruction in Greece in decades.

Opposition parties have been demanding answers from Mitsotakis over the handling of a series of catastrophic fires which have destroyed over 160,000 hectares, making 2023 the second worst year on record in terms of area burned. A single fire, which cont...

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