Government bolsters aid package as questions mount over deadly fires

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Kammenos, SYRIZA, Tsipras
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

The coalition has announced further financial aid for victims of the fires around Athens this week as it attempts to respond to the tragedy but there are signs that the seriousness of the situation is taking a toll on the government.

It was announced on Wednesday that additional assistance would be given to those affected by the blazes, particularly in Mati, where the 81 deaths recorded so far occurred. What government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos called a “comprehensive package...

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