PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis speaks after his briefing at the Fire Brigade's Athens HQ. (Photo by Eurokinissi)
ATHENS — Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis expressed his gratitude and thanks to the personnel of the Fire Brigade, the Hellenic Coast Guard, the Hellenic Police and to the volunteers who altogether battle the numerous fires across the country, speaking on Saturday after his briefing at the Fire Brigade's Athens HQ.
"The situation is slightly better than what it was on Friday," he said, and continued to say that efforts must continue "with great intensity to contain all fires and prevent any further rekindling."
The Greek premier also expressed "deep sorrow for what has happened," and said he wanted to "assure anew all those afflicted by the fires that their recovery will be my first political priority."
Mitsotakis also stressed that the reforesting of all burned areas will come soon and will be official, and that upgrades and improvements regarding reforestation policy and the design of anti-flood and anti-erosion planning are also upcoming.
VENICE – The Embassy of Greece in Rome and The Hellenic Institute of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Studies of Venice, in cooperation with the Honorary Consulate of Greece in Venice and the Greek Orthodox Community of Venice, and with the support of the Orthodox Archdiocese of Italy present Hellenic Heads: George Petrides, A Personal Exploration of Greek History and Culture Over 2,500 Years.
WILMINGTON, DE – His Eminence Metropolitan Apostolos of New Jersey on February 18 celebrated the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Wilmington, Delaware, which was filled with hundreds of GOYA members from throughout the Metropolis who were participating in the parish's GOYA Basketball Tournament Weekend.
ATHENS - A Greek prosecutor asked that nine of 21 defendants on trial over the July 23, 2018 wildfires that killed 104 people and devastated the seaside village of Mati should be found guilty for their roles in the failed response.
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