The European Union has announced mourning for the victims of forest fires in Greece
BRUSSELS, July 25. /TASS/ — All working meetings of the European Commission on July 25 will begin with a minute of silence.
The European Union declared mourning in connection with the deaths of dozens of people in Greece during the forest fires. In front of the residences of the European institutions in Evrokvartira flags at half-mast, the correspondent of TASS from the event.
During the day on July 25 all sessions at the European Commission will begin with a minute of silence in respect of victims of forest fires in Greece.the press service of the European Commission
A similar decision was adopted by the European Parliament.
As reported on Tuesday, citing firefighters of Athens-Macedonian news Agency, the number of victims of forest fires in Greece has risen to 74 people, 187 people, including 23 children, were injured.
In Greece since the beginning of July the weather is hot, in recent days, the thermometer rises to 38-40 degrees. Monday around Athens have been two fires (in the town of Kineta 50 km West of Athens, in Eastern Attica and in the area of Kalamos), also large forest fires recorded in other parts of Greece — three pockets in the region of Corinthia in the Peloponnese and near the city of Chania on the island of Crete, but they pose no danger to human settlements.