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Greek PM visits wildfire-stricken town of Mati

Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited the fire-stricken resort of Mati, one week after the two-year anniversary of the tragedy which claimed 102 lives. Mitsotakis said that the main challenge facing his government was to…

We will not forget Mati, says Greek PM

We will not forget Mati, says Greek PM

On July 23, 2018, wildfires that devastated the seaside town of Mati, left the entire Greek nation and the world in a state of shock. On the anniversary of the deadly fire,…

Damning new evidence on the 2018 Mati fire points to a cover-up

Damning new evidence on the 2018 Mati fire points to a cover-up

Court documents regarding the deadly July 23, 2018, wildfires in Eastern Attica brought to light by Kathimerini, points to a “cover-up with huge moral, political and penal implications,” government spokesperson Stelios Petsas…

Memorial service held for the 2018 Mati fire victims

Memorial service held for the 2018 Mati fire victims

“The fire in Mati was an inconceivable tragedy for a modern, well-governed state. Two years later we have not forgotten and we will never be able to forget,” said the President of…

Greece Prepares for Wildfire Season 1

Greece Prepares for Wildfire Season

In view of forecasts for a dry summer ahead, Greek civil protection authorities are gearing up with more staff, new planes and improved infrastructure to address the potential outbreak of wildfires, GTP…

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As Greece burns, expert calls for national forest policy

Following the inevitable summer routine of destructive fires ravaging across Greece, forest specialist and forester of Kilkis, Giorgos Vourtsas called on the country to implement a national forest policy on mixed tree planting.…

20 charged over Mati wildfires that killed 100 people 6

20 charged over Mati wildfires that killed 100 people

Greek authorities have charged 20 people with negligence in connection with the deadly wildfires that killed 100 people in the seaside town of Mati in July of 2018. Court officials said the…

PM Tsipras makes assessment visit to fire-stricken Mati 10

PM Tsipras makes assessment visit to fire-stricken Mati

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, visited fire-stricken Mati to meet with the residents and local authorities in an effort to assess the progress and implementation of the various government measures announced by the…

Ecumenical Patriarch visits fire ravaged Mati 15

Ecumenical Patriarch visits fire ravaged Mati

Τhe Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I visited Mati today and performed a trisagion in memory of the victims of the lethal fire of 23 July 2018. At the end of the trisagion, the…

Illegal beach bar torn down in Attica 17

Illegal beach bar torn down in Attica

More demolitions of illegal buildings in Attica has commenced, with a beach bar operated by a hotel on the beach of Anavyssos being torn down on Monday. Customers of the hotel were…

Attica's devastating wildfire death toll rises to 99 19

Attica’s devastating wildfire death toll rises to 99

Greek authorities have confirmed that a 26-year-old woman who was in intensive care with severe burns after being injured in the blaze has died at Evangelismos Hospital, raising the number of casualties…