A resolution drafted by Greek MEPs Nikos Androulakis and Nikolaos Chountis seeking funding support for the fire-stricken town of Mati was approved by the majority of MPEs of the European Parliament.

Androulakis, of the centre-left Movement for Change party, told News 24/7 that the resolution provides the immediate use of the EU Solidarity Fund, to repair the damage from the fire and to push forward anti-flooding works, so as to avoid a catastrophe in the winter.

“We also want to stress that the negotiations regarding the upgrading of the European Civil Protection Mechanism should proceed immediately, as it will help Greece advance more fire-fighting works over the coming years with EU funds,” Androulakis said.