On Tuesday, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras visited Mati, in Eastern Attica, to be informed of the implementation of the measures for the restoration of the damages caused by the deadly fires of July. “I am here to send the message that Mati will not be forgotten after the lamentable publicity of the first days,” Mr. Tsipras said to representatives of the residents. Owners and residents will be protected, and the long-standing problems in the area will be tackled, he added.

The Prime Minister also stressed that the State is fighting and will continue to fight, often despite its weaknesses, against bureaucratic difficulties and deficiencies, for the prompt restoration of the damaged houses and the natural landscape, so that the area is green again next spring.