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Schaeuble wanted to resign after his 10-year Grexit plan was rejected

Nine years after Greece surrendered to international creditors and three tough bailout agreements with strict austerity, former German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble told the Financial Times that he was a fierce supporter of Grexit from the very beginning. He also admitted that he wanted to resign when his Grexit plan …

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Cashed mother’s pension: SYRIZA EU candidate resigns after public outcry

Aspiring member of the European Parliament, Myrsini Loizou, was forced to resign from the SYRIZA EU elections list, after media reported that she was illegally receiving the pension of her deceased mother for 5.5 years. A public outcry broke out on Friday after two newspapers reported that Loizou was furthermore …

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ANEL MP was asked to postpone resignation until FYROM accession to NATO vote

For a second time within days, Independent Greeks (ANEL) MP Thanassis Papachristopoulos, postponed his resignation. This time in order to facilitate the actually minority government to pass the NATO accession protocol for FYROM aka Northern Macedonia. Papachristopoulos went to the Parliament to submit his resignation on Friday morning, as he …

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Kammenos calls on ND to proceed with MPs mass resignation to block Prespes

Head of ANEL Panos Kammenos has called on the leader of main opposition Kyriakos Mitsotakis, New Democracy, to proceed with the resignation of his lawmakers before the Prespes Agreement vote scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. Friday. The former junior coalition partner of Alexis Tsipras called for the resignation of …

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FM Nikos Kotzias resigns after clash with Kammenos over Prespes Deal & funds

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias resigned early afternoon Wednesday after a cabinet meeting the previous day where he clashed with Defense Minister and junior coalition partner Panos Kammenos over the Prespes Agreement and as it seems also other issues. Nikos Kotzias considered that the Prime Minister and other cabinet ministers …

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Civil Protection General Secretary resigns over Wildfires Tragedy

The General Secretary of Greece’s Civil Protection Giannis Kapakis submitted his resignation on Monday, exactly two weeks after the wildfires tragedy that cost the lives of so far 91 people. The resignation comes a fay after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras replaced the chiefs of Fire  Service and Police.He replaced them …

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Minister for Citizen Protection Toskas resigns over 88 dead in Athens Wildfires

Minister for Citizen Protection Nikos Toskas submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday afternoon. “The natural disaster and the loss of so many lives go beyond his will to continue,” he said. “I have tried all my life to offer to the defense and the protection of …

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President of Greece’s Council of State resigns over leakages to the Press

The President of Greece’s Council of State, Nikos Sakellariou, announced that he resigns over leakages to the press about a CoS decision on the upcoming pension cuts. In a surprise decision and reading a long statement that was broadcasting live, Sakellariou said that the leakages and the “unacceptable violation of …

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Economy Minister Papadimitriou resigns over rental subsidy

Economy Minister, Dimitris Papadimitriou, submitted his resignation late Monday night, just hours after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras removed his wife, Alternate Labor Minister, Rania Antonopoulou, from the cabinet over the rental subsidy. In his letter, Papadimitriou wrote he resigns for “reasons of political sensitivity.” Tsipras accepted the resignation short after …

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Director of Migrants’ Registration center VIAL on Chios resigns

The director of identification and registration center in VIAL hot spot on the island of Chios has submitted his resignation. As the reason for his resignation, Theofilos Tsingalakis cited mounting pressure by local groups. He was hired to run the hot spot six months ago through an open job vacancy …

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Greece boots out minister Zouraris over vulgar remarks about football fans

With an email consisting of three lines, deputy Education Minister Costas Zouraris  submitted his resignation Sunday afternoon, following immense political pressure not only by opposition parties but also by his own party, conservative Independent Greeks (ANEL). Zouraris, a fierce supporter of red lines in MAcedonia name dispute, did not have …

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Jan Fabre submitted resignation to Greece’s Culture Minister

Culture Minister Aristidis Baltas said that Jan Fabre submitted his resignation as curator of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival. In his resignation Fabre said it was not possible for him to “work in a hostile artistic environment.” In a statement Minister Baltas underlined that Fabre’s resignation was the result of …

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