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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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FRONTEX Chief urged to resign over pushbacks following EP hearing

European Union lawmakers lashed out Tuesday at the head of Frontex Fabrice Leggeri over allegations that the border and coast guard agency helped illegally stop migrants or refugees entering Europe, calling for his resignation and demanding an independent inquiry. The lawmakers grilled Executive Director Fabrice Leggeri over an investigation in …

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Greek PM’s national security adviser resigns over Oruc Reis remarks

Alexandros Diakopoulos, the National Security Adviser to Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, submitted his resignation on Wednesday evening following previous statements about the operation of Turkish seismic survey vessel Oruc Reis. In his resignation letter, Diakopoulos wrote that his comment on Tuesday that Turkish vessel Oruc Reis conducted seismic survey off …

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Lesvos: Head of Moria hot spot submits his resignation

The head of the hot spot of Moria on the island of Lesvos submitted his resignation to the political leadership of the Ministry for Citizens’ Protection on Wednesday afternoon. Citing personal reasons, the Manager of the Reception and Identification Center, Ioannis Balbakakis said that he was “tired” and he had …

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Controversial Bishop of Kalavryta, Amvrosios, resigns

Hardcore Metropolitan Bishop of Kalavryta and Aigialia, Amvrosios announced his resignation during the morning mess on Sunday. The resignation of the 81-year-old Amvrosios was planted for quite some time after he was sentenced for hate speech. In his speech to the parish on Sunday, he explained the reasons for his …

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Chairman of Greece’s Public Power Company (DEH) submits resignation

The economic situation and the fate of the Greece Public Power Company PPC (DEH) is top on the agenda of the new government. PPC Chairman and Managing Director, Manolis Panagiotakis, submitted hois resignation on Wednesday afternoon during the meeting with Energy and Environment Minister Kostis Hatzidakis. During the meeting with …

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Archbishop of America Demetrios submits resignation to Ecumenical Patriarch

Archbishop Demetrios of America submitted his resignation to the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in  on Saturday. Demetrios traveled to Fanari, the seat of the Ecumenical Ptriarch in Istanbul, following an invitation by the latter. Dmetrios resignation was an expected development as Bartholoew had reportedly asked him already twice to resign. The …

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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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