In his statement from Brussels, he pointed out the readiness of the state apparatus to assess the damage caused by the fires as soon as possible and to pay the compensation to the citizens. Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

In more detail, the Prime Minister’s statement:

From Brussels, where I am for the European Union – Latin America and the Caribbean Summit, I am constantly being informed about the progress of the big fires in Attica, Boeotia and Corinth.

Scientists had warned us that these days would be extremely difficult due to the heat and strong winds. The state apparatus is doing its best to respond with maximum speed and contain these large fires.

I want to ask our fellow citizens to obey the instructions of Civil Protection. Our first concern, always, is the protection of human life, followed by the protection of property and our natural environment. That is why it is very important that the evacuations ordered by the Civil Protection are carried out as quickly as possible.

I want to assure all our fellow citizens who were damaged by these fires that the state apparatus immediately after extinguishing the fires will be in full readiness to record the damages, so that our fellow citizens can be compensated with the maximum possible speed.

Today was the first really difficult day of this summer. It is certain that more will follow. We had, have and will have fires, this is also one of the results of the climate crisis which we are experiencing with increasing intensity. Our bet is how we can limit them as quickly as possible, so that the damages we will suffer are as small as possible.