GFMC and the Office of the Prime Minister of Greece
09 August 2018
Following the publication of an interview of the head of the Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC), Prof. Dr. Johann Georg Goldammer, by the Greek News Agency ANA-MPA on 4 August 2018, a phone conversation between the Prime Minister of Greece, Mr. Alexis Tsipras, was held on 7 August 2018. In this phone conversation, Prime Minister Tsipras asked Prof. Goldammer if he would be available to set up and lead a Commission under the aegis of GFMC. The aim of the committee will be to investigate the underlying causes of the recent tragedy in Mati, and more importantly, to develop recommendations for required reforms and policy measures in order to prevent such disastrous events in the future. On a press conference today the Prime Minister added that the move aimed at excluding any possibility of political influence and biased findings.
GFMC has accepted this proposal and will release further news about details of the composition of the team of experts from Greece and the modus operandi of the Commission.