Addressing parliament during Wednesday’s debate on the recent devastating wildfires in Greece, opposition MeRA25 leader Yanis Varoufakis made three proposals: the natural reforestation of the burnt expanses, no change in land use for 30 years and no wind turbines on land, with a change in government policy for wind turbines at sea. “There is this general feeling, that our firemen also share. To sit around and applaud as we did with health workers does not help them. They feel abandoned,” Varoufakis said.
“I very much fear that the series of monologues that follow here make Parliament unequal to the occasion. Especially the people that see us at this time feel helpless,” he added, noting that the structure of the discussion did not help or inspire confidence.