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PM Mitsotakis and German Chancellor Merkel Discuss Turkey, Migrant Crisis on Tuesday

Recent tensions between Turkey and Greece, along with migrant and refugee-related issues after the fires that destroyed Moria last week, were reportedly the topics of discussion in a Tuesday phone call between Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Angela...

“Stay Strong Australia!” Heartfelt Message of Solidarity from Fire-Stricken Greeks

A group of Greek volunteers who are working to restore the Athens resorts of Mati and Neos Voutsas, which were nearly destroyed by the deadly fires of July 2018, sent a heartfelt message of solidarity to Australia's bush fire...

Revenues from ”Tsitsipas Souvlaki” to Be Donated to Australian Bushfire Victims

The Melbourne-based restaurant ''Stalactites'' announced recently that the revenues generated by its limited-edition ''Tsitsipas Souvlaki'' dish will be donated to the victims of Australia's devastating bushfires. This particular Greek wrap sandwich is named after the country's young tennis superstar, Stefanos...

Greek Australians Join Effort to Help Fire Victims

The Greek community in Australia has joined efforts of the Federal government, aid organizations and government and communities around the world to help victims of the bushfires which are currently devastating multiple areas across the country. “We are going through...

Archbishop Makarios Appeals to Raise Donations for Australia’s Wildfires

Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Australia Makarios made an appeal on Saturday to raise money through donations for the victims of the devastating fires that are sweeping across Australia. https://www.facebook.com/greek.archdiocese/posts/2621490521282241 The Archbishop's message reads: ''My dear friends, With great sadness and heartache, we find...

Data Show 1,517 Fires Broke Out Across Greece in August

According to a study conducted by Andrianos Gourbatsis, which was published on Monday, a total of 1,517 fires broke out across Greece from August 1 to August 31, 2019. Gourbatsis is a a retired General of the Greek Fire...

Fires Have Broken Out in Several Parts of Greece

The risk of wildfires this weekend remains high in six regions around the country, according to the General Secretariat for Civil Protection. The relevant authorities have been placed on alert in Attica (including the island of Kythnos), the northern Aegean,...

Authorities on Heightened Alert for Wildfires after Warning for Gale-Force Winds Issued

The Hellenic National Meteorological Service (HNMS or EMY) issued a weather warning on Friday for very strong winds which will affect several areas of the country, increasing the risk of wildfires. More specifically, the warning covers the areas of the...

Greece Has Faced Double the Number of Wildfires in 2019 Compared to 2018

According to the latest figures published recently by Greece's Fire Brigade official statistics, 8,270 wildfires have been recorded across Greece so far in 2019. The shocking figure is double the number of wildfires that occurred in the nation during the...

Climate Change Blamed for Huge Spike in Wildfires in Europe

More than 1,600 wildfires have been recorded in the European Union so far this year — more than three times the average over the past decade. According to Copernicus' European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS), an average of 464 wildfires...