Greece’s prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis unpleasantly surprised with a statement massively lacking empathy and suggesting that the only thing that can “counterbalance” sombre mood in Greece due to extensive wildfires damages is the “good performance of economy.”
While the wildfire in Evros, NE Greece, keeps raging for almost two weeks, Mitsotakis told business people in Thessaloniki on Wednesday “the very good performance of the economy could counterbalance the gloomy climate that dominates … due to the wildfires.
“If anything compensates for the dark climate that exists in society due to the destructive fires of the Evros, it is the very good performance of our economy which is growing rapidly, the good performance of tourism, exports and the important investments that are underway. At the same time, we also made an overview of the progress of the important projects that we have launched in the last 4 years in Thessaloniki”, the PM said.
Today, Thursday, during a debate about the wildfires in Parliament, PM Mitsotakis initially blamed the wildfires mainly on climate change and the extreme weather.
A bit later, he took the xenophobic spin out of his pocket saying the cause of the fire in Evros is being investigated. “It is almost certain that the cause is man-made. And it is almost certain that it was lit on routes used by illegal migrants.”
*thumbnail: Dadia forest burning for 13. day Before and After