Gov’t appoints SYRIZA MP’s husband to a “non-existent” public company
The decision of the government to appoint the husband of a SYRIZA MP to a state company with no clear job object has caused the political and social uproar.
Minister of Environment Panos Skourletis decided to place Argyris Argyros, husband of SYRIZA MP Zoi Kafantari, as member of the Administrative Board of a public company that has no scope of work raising many queries on the use of public money and unnecessary hirings in public domain in order to serve relatives and friends of SYRIZA, while schools and hospitals lack of essential resources and the government is ready to vote for new pension and salary cuts.
Many reactions expressed by not only the opposition’s parties, but also by MPs of co-governing party Independent Greeks with Thanassis Papachristopoulos stressing that “we must be very careful on this issue, [appointing relatives to public job positions], it is a big issue”.
You may be interested
“Athens is one of the last cities in Europe that can still be old, weird & chaotic”Panos - Dec 14, 2018
At a time when the mainstream narrative is all about how Greece’s ‘best and brightest’ minds have been fleeing the…
Greek-Israeli military cooperation program for 2019Panos - Dec 14, 2018
Representatives of the Greek and Israeli general staff offices signed a Defense Cooperation Programme (DCP) 2019 this week, with the…
Greek Defence Minister Kammenos says he will resign if FYROM passes Prespes AgreementPanos - Dec 14, 2018
Greek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos said he would resign from his post and leave the coalition government in the event…