Greek Prime Minister: – Greece “at war” due to natural disasters


Against the backdrop of the current natural disasters in Greece, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis sees his country as “trapped in peace, but in a state of war”. The Prime Minister said in Thessaloniki last Saturday that the clear consequences of climate change are clear. “In just two weeks we have experienced the worst wildfires and most intense flooding in our history.”

Rebuilding the devastated areas is a key priority alongside the fight against climate change, Mitsotakis said. At the same time, he announced an additional €300 million for a special fund to tackle the impacts of climate change, doubling its size.

The extra money will come, among other things, from an increase in overnight accommodation costs for tourists – “especially in very expensive hotels”.

110,000 animals drowned
The death toll from the flooding caused by storm “Daniel” has now risen to 17. According to police sources, DNA tests have now confirmed that among them are two Austrians, a newly married couple from Graz. In addition, approximately 110,000 animals drowned; according to experts, a quarter of annual agricultural production was destroyed.

At least 26 people have died in forest fires in Greece this year. A huge fire recently raged in the Dadia National Park in the northeast of the country. The fire destroyed more than 80,000 hectares of land. According to Brussels estimates, it was the largest forest fire ever in the European Union.

Source: Krone


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