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  • 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.

  • After impact of fires, PM tweaks team, with focus on communication

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    After facing journalists on Thursday to defend his government’s handling of the recent wildfires, as well as its overall record, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Friday a small shake-up in some key posts, mostly related to the team around him.

  • Govt sets out fire compensation scheme in first step to overcome destruction

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    The government has set out a three-step process for helping the fire-stricken areas of Greece recover from this summer’s devastating wildfires, starting with an immediate compensation programme that New Democracy hopes will help it deflect some of the criticism regarding the response to the blazes, particularly in Evia.

  • Mitsotakis apology for wildfires gets sceptical reception

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    An apology issued by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis for the management of the wildfires which continue to burn across parts of Greece has been greeted with extreme scepticism by the opposition, as public disbelief and anger continue to mount.

  • Anger over wildfires grows as PM prepares lines of defence

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    Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his government are coming under greater pressure by the day as the authorities struggle to contain and extinguish wildfires in Greece, particularly on the island of Evia, where more than 45,000 hectares of land has been burnt since the blaze began there last week.

  • PM sets criticism aside, highlights unprecedented conditions behind fires

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    Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis made a televised address on Thursday night in which he stressed that authorities are prioritising saving lives over protecting property and nature as Greece battles dozens of wildfires, including a large blaze north of Athens.

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