Greek Lay-offs Minister: “I don’t sleep well at night”

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While thousands civil servants are confronted with the nightmare of unemployment, another Greek drama occurs every night in an air-conditioned bedroom. A man is being plagued by difficult decisions. Minister of Administrative Reform Kyriakos Mitsotakis cannot sleep.

“I do not sleep well at night when I know that they will lose their jobs.” Mitsotakis revealed his very own personal drama emerging from the responsibility of his position in an interview with Bloomberg.

“It’s not easy, even for emotional reasons. However, if I have to sign dismissals the best I can do is to meet the best choice as to who should lose his job.”

Bloomberg interview

For the time being the “best choice” is to proceed to mass lay-offs through horizontal criteria. Meaning, just cancel institutions like the municipality police or dismiss teachers from secondary education and erase the technical high schools form the Greek education maps..


PS why Mitsotakis’sleepless nights met the irony of Greek internet users click here in comments section.