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Mitsotakis's wildfire narrative comes under scrutiny

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis continued on Friday his fightback against criticism over the wildfires by claiming that a parliamentary debate on the subject a day earlier showed that the opposition has nothing constructive to bring to the discussion.

ND keeps eye on upcoming local elections amid ongoing complaints about wildfires

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis was due to head to Thessaloniki on Wednesday to prepare the ground in the northern city for his keynote speech at the trade fair on September 9, but he left Athens with criticism from the opposition parties ringing in his ears after the PM held a meeting with officials to address the extensive damage inflicted by the wildfires.

Government struggles to shake off impact of wildfires

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.

Image: MacroPolis Government tries to mount defence against criticism about wildfires

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.

Mati Raging fires and deaths force government onto defensive, create dangerous mix

In a bid to fend off the growing political criticism it has suffered as wildfires batter the country, the government has pledged to hold a leaders’ debate about how the Greek authorities have dealt with the challenge this summer after more destruction was caused on Tuesday and 18 people lost their lives.

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