Tsipras’ environmental sensitivity ‘4.5 years late,’ Petsas says

Government spokesperson Stelios Petsas on Saturday attacked SYRIZA President Alexis Tsipras over his statements concerning the Amazon fires and his criticism of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, noting that his “environmental sensitivity is 4.5 years late.”

He especially objected to Tsipras’ assertion that Mitsotakis had made no reference to the environment and failed to support French President Emmanuel Macron on this issue during their meeting in Paris, saying that this was untrue. Petsas also cited extracts from the Greek premier’s statements during the meeting, which referred to climate change, the environment and the role played by Macron in brokering an agreement on climate, while inviting the French president to set “even more ambitious targets to convert Europe into a truly green continent that leads innovation on energy transition issues.”