Under relentless pressure from opponents, Tsipras unveils plans for new crisis agency

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

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras presented on Thursday the government’s plans for the overhaul of the civil protection authority, seen as one of the major weak points in the response to the Mati fire, which has now claimed 93 lives.

The presentation was accompanied by a request from Tsipras for the coalition’s political opponents to stop trying to exploit the disaster. Earlier, New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis had asked for the prime minister to call elections as soon as Gr...

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