Alexis Tsipras

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Burnt car by the coast of Mati, near Athens: on many counts, Syriza has failed. Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty

By the time you read this, the death toll in the catastrophic fires in Greece will have been counted, the political blame-game will have been exhauste(...)

Destroyed  cars  after fire swept through the Mati area, 30km east of Athens. killed at least 88 people. Photograph: EPA/Pantelis Saitas

Mourners gathered in a church in the Greek coastal town of Mati on Sunday where they wept and lit candles in memory of those killed when a massive wil(...)

A woman wearing a mask walks in front of her burnt house in Neos Voutzas, near Athens, on Thursday following this week’s devastating wildfires. Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images

The first fire alarm sounded in Kineta, a town an hour west of Athens, the capital, at 12.30pm on Monday. Then, at 4.57pm, authorities received calls (...)

A woman stands on the debris inside a fire damaged house in Rafina, Attica, on Thursday. Photograph: Simela Pantzartzi/EPA

Greece has a civil protection plan. But the long document was virtually worthless on Monday as a killer fire burnt at least 83 people to death. With(...)

Burnt-out cars parked outside a football stadium following a wildfire at the village of Rafina, near Athens. Photograph:  Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images

Greece said on Thursday it suspected arson was behind a devastating forest fire which killed at least 83 people and turned the small town of Mati east(...)

People stand by the shore as a wildfire burns in Mati, Greece on Monday. Photograph:  Kalogerikos Nikos/via Reuters

They nearly reached the water. As wind-fuelled wildfires that killed at least 76 people in holiday areas outside Athens bore down on their seaside res(...)

An aerial view shows burnt houses and trees following a wildfire in the village of Mati, near Athens, Greece on Wednesday. Photograph: Antonis Nicolopoulos/Eurokinissi via Reuters

Greece was struggling on Wednesday night with the devastating effects of wildfires which hit the region of Attica this week as the death toll from the(...)

Zoe Holohan and Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp are understood to have been separated as they fled the blaze which broke out in the town of Mati, some 30km from Athens, on Monday.

An Irish man who went missing during the worst wildfires to hit Greece in more than a decade has died, his family has confirmed. Brian O’Callaghan-We(...)

A firefighting helicopter and firemen work to extinguish a wildfire raging in Verori, near Loutraki city, southern Greece, on Tuesday. Photograph: Vassilis Psomas/EPA

Wildfires sweeping through a Greek resort town killed at least 74 people, officials said, including families with children found clasped in a last emb(...)

 Macedonian prime minister Zoran Zaev (right) with Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz in Vienna last month. Photograph: Florian Wieser/EPA

Macedonia’s main opposition party has filed treason charges against its prime minister, Zoran Zaev, for agreeing a historic deal with Greece to change(...)

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