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Head of Greece’s air and rail safety agency resigns

The president of the National Organization for the Investigation of Aviation and Railway Accidents and Transport Safety (E.OD.A.S.A.A.M.), Athanassios Binis, has resigned, media reported on Wednesday afternoon. The resignation became known when a SYRIZA MP brought the issue to the Parliament during the debate for the Tempi train disaster. He …

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MP Miltiadis Varsitsiotis resigns from ruling New Democracy

Ruling New Democracy MP Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, a former minister, on Thursday announced that he is resigning from politics and giving up his seat in Parliament. 54-year-old Varvitsiois leaves the Parliament and politics after 24 years. He has been won by the private sector and will work at the Elefsina Shipyards …

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SYRIZA: One more MP resigns leaving party with 35 in Parliament

Main opposition party SYRIZA lost one more seat in the Parliament after Magnisia MP Katerina Papanatsiou resigned from the party on Monday. The party has now 35 seats in a Parliament of 300 in total. She justified her decision citing disagreements with the party’s new leadership. Decrying SYRIZA’s “gradual mutation” …

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Head of Greece’s National Health Org EODY resigns

Head of Greece’s National Organization for Public Health (EODY), Theoklis Zaoutis, resigned on Wednesday,and thus amid a situation of high health concern in flooded areas. The Professor for Children Epidemiology was EODY head since October 20212. He was forced to resign, media reported. His successor is Professor of Health and …

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CEO of Blue Horizon managing company resigns after Antonis’ tragic death

Attica Group CEO Spyros Paschalis submitted his resignation, the company operating Blue Horizon ferry announced on Thursday, a few hours after the death of 36-year-old Antonis who was pushed by crew members from the loading ramp fell into the sea and died. Antonis Karyotis, aged 36, drowned on Tuesday night …

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Citizens’ Protection Minister resigns after sea trip amid wildfires crisis

Minister of Citizens’ Protection Notis Mitarakis resigned early Friday afternoon, citing “personal reasons.” The Prime Minister has accepted his resignation, its the official government position, while the background is politically more juicy: “it was PM Mitsotakis who asked his resignation,” state ERT TV reported. Mitarakis’ resignation follows an article by …

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PM Mitsotakis comments on Tsipras resignation with toxic rhetoric

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis commented on the resignation of main opposition leader Alexis Tsipras with a comment characteristic for his own spiteful rhetoric. Mitsotakis called the decision of Alexis Tsipras “expected” and argued that SYRIZA “identified itself with toxicity, with divisive speech and deafening ineffectiveness”. The PM was asked by …

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Alexis Tsipras resigns as SYRIZA leader. What’s next? (Op-Ed)

In an unexpected move but not a surprised one after the crushing defeat on the June 25 elections, Alexis Tsipras announced on Thursday noon that he resigns as leader of left-wing SYRIZA. He will not be a candidate in elections for the new party leadership, he added. This decision was …

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Supreme Court Vice resigns in legal dispute over far-right party ban

The vice-president of the Supreme Court resigned on Monday in legal dispute with the conservative Mitsotakis government over the ban on far-right party ahead of the upcoming general elections on May 21. Vice president Christos Tzanerikos was going to preside over the A1 Section of the courts that will judge …

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Train crash investigating committee member resigns in less than 24 hours

Hardly had the conservative Greek government established a 3-member committee tasked with the investigation of the deadly train disaster and one member resigned after it came under fire by opposition parties and large part of the social media society. Thanassis Ziliaskopoulos, a professor of production and transportation at the University …

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National Theater teachers resign en masse in solidarity with Drama School studentsprotest

A total of 42 teachers at the Drama School of the National Theater of Greece’s (NTG) resigned en masse on Wednesday in solidarity with their students over a controversial presidential decree. Protests were held on the same day with main slogan demanding the resignation of culture Minister Lina Mendoni. Δυναμική …

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Resignation at Foreign Ministry sparks political controversy

Secretary General for International Economic Affairs and Openness, Giannis Smyrlis resigned from his position at the Foreign Ministry on Thursday. The resignation sparked political controversy with main opposition SYRIZA to claim another attempt of ruling New Democracy to cover up the wiretapping scandal. In a letter addressed to Foreign Minister …

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Third female MP resigns from Varoufakis’ MeRA25

An MP from MeRA25, the left-wing party of former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, announced on Monday she was leaving its parliamentary group. Fotini Bakadima, who represents the second constituency of Piraeus, said she would continue to sit in Parliament as an independent MP. IN her resignation letter, Bakadima reportedly accused …

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Kurz’s resignation in Austria sparks political row in …Greece

The resignation of Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz amid a corruption probe has sparked a political row in Greece as main opposition SYRIZA accused the government of blocking scrutiny efforts in public opinion polls published in Greek media. On Sunday, SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras unleashed an attack on the government claiming …

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Stage director at National Theater Drama School resigns following students’ complaints

Stage director at the Drama School of the Greek National Theater, Stathis Livathinos, submitted his resignation on Tuesday, citing irreconcilable differences with the students.. The resignation followed complaints by students of the Drama School who accused him of “authoritarian behavior, derogatory and homophobic comments and discrimination,” media reported. The students …

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Gov’t spokesman Tarantilis resigns less than 2 months from appointment

Government spokesman and Deputy Minister to the Prime Minister Christos Tarantilis announced his resignation  Sunday noon. According to a letter he submitted to Prime Minister, he said that he resigns for “family reasons.” He said further that he will continue his work as a member of New Democracy parliamentary group. …

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