Mitsotakis visits fire victims at Evaggelismos hospital

New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Monday visited the Evaggelismos hospital, where he was briefed on the conditions of the fire victims being treated there. Mitsotakis met with the head of the hospital, Nagia Mitsaki, who informed him [...]

Responsibilities for omissions during July 23 fires are ‘specific’, ND tells government

Main opposition New Democracy on Monday accused Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of employing communications gimmicks and emphasised that responsibility for the mistakes and omissions during the Attica fires on July 23 were “specific” [...]

Spirtzis: it is time to change and correct urban planning ‘crimes’ lasting decades

“The crimes of entire decades will not continue…it is time to change our settlements, to be safe,” Infrastructure and Transport Minister Christos Spirtzis said, speaking to the Athens-Macedonian New Agency on Monday. “There [...]

PM Tsipras visits fire-stricken Mati

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras visited the fire-stricken seaside town of Mati on Monday, the prime minister’s press office announced. During the roughly one-hour visit he went to the areas of Argyri Akti, Rema and Kokkino Limanaki, as well [...]

ND responds to Prime Minister’s comments in cabinet meeting

New Democracy said on Friday that it took Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras four whole days for him to accept the obvious political responsibility he has for the national tragedy. “In politics, however, in order for responsibilities to mean [...]

ND VP Hatzidakis: Instead of apologising they are blaming the victims

The present government was failing to admit its share of responsibility for the deadly fires in eastern Attica and the national tragedy experienced by Greece, main opposition New Democracy Vice President Kostis Hatzidakis said in an interview [...]

PM’s press office: ND trying to gain politically from deaths in fire

Attacking main opposition New Democracy in an announcement on Sunday, the prime minister’s press office accused the main opposition of working with sympathetic media to gain politically from the deaths in eastern Attica’s devastating [...]

ND Vasillis Kikilias: No apologies, resignations over fires

New Democracy shadow defence minister Vasilis Kikilias hit out at the government on Saturday for failing to apologize over the wildfires and called on the relevant officials to resign over the catastrophe. In an interview with Vradini newspaper [...]

Tsipras: I want to undertake the political responsibility of the tragedy

The Greek government is experiencing its most difficult moment since coming into office, said Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Friday. “Today, I asked for the cabinet to convene at a difficult moment, perhaps the worst of our government [...]

Skourletis: Town plan in Mati must change to avoid repeating disaster

The town plan in Mati and in similar areas needs to be fully redesigned in order to avoid a calamity similar to the disastrous fires occurring in the future, Interior Minister Panos Skourletis said on Friday as he emerged from the Rafina-Pikermi [...]