Main opposition New Democracy (ND) parliamentary spokesman Nikos Dendias referring on the deadly wildfires in Mati he said that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras assumption of political responsibility was only a pretext. Speaking to Athens-Macedonian News Agency on Sunday, Dendias noted that it not only came late (the assumption of responsibility) but it was not also accompanied by one at least, expulsion of a government official.

He said that the government responded with delay and referred to management inefficiency.

On the economy, he said that after August 20 the citizens will understand more and more that nothing will change in the everyday economy from the alleged 'clear exit'.