Greek PM accepts resignation of public order minister over Attica fires

The office of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Friday that he has accepted the resignation of Public Order Minister Nikos Toskas over last week’s fatal fires in Attica, Ekathimerini reports. Toskas repeated the offer to resign he made last week as the state of emergency that had been declared has expired, according to the premier’s office. His duties will be assumed by Interior Minister Panos Skourletis. Toskas had come under heavy pressure to resign over the catastrophic wildfires which killed at least 88 people.