More than 500 firefighters spent the night battling a massive wildfire in Athens’ northern suburbs as it razed houses and spread from its initial flashpoint in Varibobi to other settlements in the area.
The National Observatory of Athens (NOA) on Wednesday morning advised residents and visitors across the Attica basin to wear heavy-duty face masks when venturing outdoors to protect themselves from the thick smoke from the north Attica wildfire.
Greece’s migration minister has accused neighboring Turkey of allegedly endangering migrants at sea and ignoring an agreement with the EU to stem illegal migration into Europe, citing survivor testimony from a recent boat accident in the Aegean.
The leaders of Serbia, North Macedonia and Albania agreed last Thursday to open their borders to one another, allowing free passage to their respective citizens, goods and capital as of January 1, 2023.
As Greece experiences the worst heatwave since the mid-1980s, it grappled on Tuesday with 81 wildfires, the largest of which broke out at 1.25 p.m. in a forest area at the foot of Mount Parnitha in northeast Attica and continued to rage out of control all night.
Greek workers and pensioners will be able to carry speak with representatives of the Single Social Security Entity (EFKA) by video call on their computer or smartphone, thanks to the myEFKAlive initiative.