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The EU Commission’s hubris over the Greek wildfires

2018-09-22T19:58:37+00:00

BY NIKOLAS LEONTOPOULOS Launching a spin campaign on three fronts (Brussels, Italy, Greece) the EU Commission argued that since 2010 not only were there no cuts in Greece’s firefighting budget but on the contrary spending for the firefighters’ service actually increased. However, a simple fact-check of the official data tells a completely different story: From the outset of the Greek crisis until today the fire service suffered cuts in total of 600 million (is starting from the 2011 budget) to one billion euros (from the 2010 budget), but this has not stopped the Commission officials from continuing to spread [...]

The EU Commission’s hubris over the Greek wildfires2018-09-22T19:58:37+00:00