Revamp plan for East Attica

Around 260 hectares will be included in a new zoning plan for the east Attica seaside towns of Mati and Kokkino Limanaki which were impacted by devastating wildfires in 2018, while Provalinthos and Ampeloupoli will continue to be designated as forestland, the Environment Ministry announced Monday. 

Prevention key to batting fires, expert stresses

Plans for Greece's new civil protect mechanism appear to put too much emphasis on fighting fires rather than preventing them, warns Professor Johann Georg Goldammer, director of the Global Fire Monitoring Center based at Freiburg University and senior scientist at the Max Planck Society for Chemistry, Biogeochemistry Department, who was invited by the previous government to lead a special commi

Mitsotakis in UN address focuses on effects of climate change in Mati, elsewhere

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in a speech on climate change outlined plans to protect countries' cultural heritage and other measures such as the winding down of the use of lignite in Greece in an address to the UN.

The full text of the PM's address  to the UN Climate Conference is as follows:

PM pledges to rebuild fire-ravaged town in visit to cleared plot

Returning from his official trip to Paris, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Friday visited a plot of land in eastern Attica which was recently cleaned of 20,000 tonnes of charred tree trunks and branches, cut down and collected after last year's deadly blaze in the resort town of Mati.

Unavoidable comparison

Elafonisos, Mount Hymettus, Evia: Within just a few days, three fires - with the latter being the most destructive - tested the adequacy, limits and endurance of the state apparatus, on issues ranging from firefighting to civil protection.