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Supreme Court fires one judge, one prosecutor for massive delays in handling dozen of cases

The Disciplinary Plenum of Greece’s Supreme Court fired one judge and one public prosecutor for “inadequacy” in performing their duties, due to massive delays in issuing court rulings. The Plenum also temporarily suspended the presiding judge of a first-instance court for six months for unjustified absences from her post. Since …

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North Macedonia fires Labor Minister Mizrahi over name dispute

The parliament in North Macedonia has voted to fire Labor Minister Rashela Mizrahi for failing to use the country’s new official name during a press conference — a sensitive issue in the Western Balkan nation following a long-standing dispute over the moniker. Last week Mizrahi triggered a storm of reactions …

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Mother of 3 attempts suicide: She was fired after returning from sick leave

A worker attempted to put an end to her life after she was fired for having requested a 15-day sick leave. The 50-year-old woman was reportedly working at a business in Patras without day off and vacation time for the last ten years. She had requested a sick leave due …

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Greece Football Federation fires national coach Skibbe, hires Anastasiadis

The Greek Football Federation (EPO)  fired German coach Michael Skibbe and replaced him with veteran Angelos Anastasiadis at the helm of the national team. SKibbe’s sacking was considered a must for the Greeks after the humiliating defeat to Finland ten days ago. “It was easy to understand our decision because …

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Director of Reception Centers fired after urging investigation on Refugees EU Funds

The Director of Refugees Reception and Identification Centers in Greek Ministry of Migration was fired early afternoon Thursday.  Previous to his dismissal, Andreas Iliopoulos had given an interview to a Greek newspaper in which he was asking the prosecutor’s intervention with regards management of EU Funds for the refugees and …

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PM Tsipras fires minister over rental subsidy, cancels provision

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras removed from the government Alternate Labor Minister Rania Antonopoulos after the political and social outcry over her rental subsidy.  The Prime Minister went a step further and reportedly canceled the provision according to which non-elected members of the government are eligible to rent subsidy. “The …

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Trump fires Greek-American Chief of Staff Reince Priebus

US President Donal Trump announced on Twitter that he fired the White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. He replaced him with retired General John F. Kelly. Appointing Priebus to this powerful position had made Greeks and Greek-Americans proud as the 45-year-old has Greek roots from his mother side. I …

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Coach Claudio Ranieri “I am the same man who was fired by Greece”

A year-and-a-half ago coach Claudio Ranieri and Greece were losing to the Faroe Islands. Ranieri was fired. But yesterday, the Italian took Leicester City to the Premier League title in his first season at the club. Despite the enthusiasm, Claudio Ranieri did not miss the chance to express his bitterness …

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Thessaloniki: fired ERT-employee jumps to death

A fired ERT3 employee jumped to her death from the fifth floor of an apartment building in Thessaloniki on Wednesday evening.  The ambulance and the medical team that rushed to the spot could not save the 46-year-old woman. The mother of a daughter had lost her job when the Greek …

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