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Prosecutor Rules 27 Greek Officials Will Stand Trial for Deadly Mati Fire

Athens prosecutor Georgios Polikratis said on Tuesday that he has referred 27 Greek officials to trial for the 2018 Mati deadly fire. The accused include some senior officials from the previous SYRIZA government -- and one celebrity former mayor. Out...

PM Mitsotakis: "The Challenge is to Make Mati Much Better Than Before"

  Visiting the seaside town of Mati in Attica on Thursday, two years after the devastating wildfire that gutted the verdant suburb, leaving 102 dead and many homeless, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that the main challenge facing his government...

Greece Says Nation Will Defend its Sovereign Rights

"Greece is acting with confidence, certainty and absolute readiness," government spokesperson Stelios Petsas said on Thursday during a briefing for political editors, in a clear reference to Ankara's recent moves in the Mediterranean. Petsas noted that Tuesday's NAVTEX by Turkey...

Nightmare of Deadly 2018 Greek Fire Rekindled as Cover-Up Plot Surfaces

A few days before the second anniversary of the devastating fire in eastern Attica that claimed the lives of 102 people, new evidence is coming to light, suggesting that the leadership of the Greek Fire Service attempted a huge...

Greek Fire Victims: "We Have Been Left To Our Fate"

It was one of the worst days in modern Greek history. The July 23, 2018 inferno that destroyed the Greek town of Mati left 102 dead and more than 140 in the hospital, many suffering from severe burns. People died in...

Greek Firefighters Warn Public That Only 40 Percent of Their Vehicles are Reliable

The President of the Association of Firefighters, Phillipos Panteleakos, has said there are many damaged firefighting vehicles in garages all over the country awaiting maintenance. Their transfer to the garages should have taken place in April but was delayed as...

Fire-Ravaged Mati Lights Town Christmas Tree (video)

Local residents of the Greek seaside resort of Mati attended a ceremony to illuminate the official town Christmas tree on the evening of Dec. 9. During any other year the annual Christmas event may have taken place without much fanfare....