Dozens of firefighters were sent to tackle a large fire that broke out on Saturday afternoon near the seaside resort town of Loutraki, 81 kilometers west of Athens.
Eye-witnesses told Kathimerini some of the smoke has reached the town and that the fire appears to be near the Monastery of Aghios Patapios, located on a mountain behind the town.
Investing in reactors 3 and 4 of the Cernavoda nuclear power plant are not financially justified, and the subject is politically extremely sensitive, Johan Meyer, Franklin Templeton Investments CEO and Fondul Proprietatea portfolio manager told a news conference on Wednesday. Investing in reactors 3 and 4 makes no sense financially whatsoever.
A large fire that began after midnight Sunday in the eastern Athens suburb of Paiania had raced up the slopes of Mt Hymettus and reached its peak before it was brought under control Monday morning. The fire damaged radio station installations in the area. Concerns have been raised by the possibility that it could have been caused by a short circuit in the cables of Public Power Corporation.
A year since Greece's deadliest wildfire tore through coastal towns near Athens, killing 102 people, the road to normalcy for its survivors is long and dotted with burned down homes and barren land.
On the side of one street, a giant white cross rises among black and wilting pine trees. "In memoriam 23-7-18," it reads.
Municipal authorities evacuated the seaside residential town of Lagonisi in southwestern Attica on Saturday after a fire broke out in the area shortly after 1 p.m.
The fire service said the blaze was burning dry grass and bushe, adding "there is no immediate danger" for the houses in the area. A large unit of 30 firemen were dispatched along with two water-dropping aircraft.
The interest in the free of charge DESIREE GAS project is high, with the applications submitted to date in the whole country totaling 6,753, Energy Minister Temenujka Petkova announced in response to a request from MPs under today's parliamentary scrutiny. The projects of 4,637 households are completely finished, she added.