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  • Photo by Panayiotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Evia flooding reopens government's summer wounds

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    Flooding on the island of Evia over the weekend indicates that the government has not yet been able to put behind it the fallout from this summer’s wildfires, which cost New Democracy and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis some points in the opinion polls that have been published since September.

  • Photo via https://flic.kr/p/w51t97 PM opts for unconventional choice to overcome snag at new ministry

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    Kyriakos Mitsotakis stepped up his preparations for this weekend’s appearance at the Thessaloniki International Fair by announcing on Monday a creative solution to the problem that emerged over the creation of a Civil Protection Ministry.

  • Photo by MacroPolis New cabinet meets with focus on fire fallout, policy roadmap

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    Kyriakos Mitsotakis presided over the first meeting of his new cabinet on Thursday, although the gathering was overshadowed by ongoing search for someone to head the Civil Protection Ministry after a botched attempt to create the new government department earlier in the week.

  • Photo by Panayiotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos PM removes under-fire ministers from posts in late-summer reshuffle

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    Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis decided to remove some of his key ministers from the firing line on Tuesday as part of a cabinet reshuffle, while also creating a new ministry to oversee civil protection in the wake of the pandemic and wildfire challenges.

  • Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Leaders' debate over wildfires puts spotlight on govt credibility

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    In the first party leaders’ debate of the new political season, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis mounted a defence of his government’s response to this summer’s forest fires, arguing that limited mistakes were made and that efforts are already underway to repair the damage and improve Greece’s capability to deal with such challenges.

  • Photo by MacroPolis Fresh reshuffle speculation as ND centres on migration threat, response

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    As normal political activity resumes following Parliament’s summer recess, attention is turning to Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s speech at the Thessaloniki International Fair on September 11, with the local media pricing in a cabinet reshuffle shortly before or after his appearance in the northern port city.

  • ND set to carry Covid, wildfires baggage into September

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    In his first press briefing since being appointed as the government’s new spokesman, Yiannis Economou revealed on Thursday that a new framework aimed at limiting the spread of Covid in the autumn would be presented next week.

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