‘Wise men’ of labor reform targeted by arsonists
Properties linked to members of the so-called committee of wise men that drew up a list of proposals regarding labor market reform, one of the key topics in negotiations between Greece and its lenders, have been targeted by arsonists.
An incendiary device, including a jerry can filled with a flammable liquid, was placed outside the office of lawyer Dimitris Bourlos in central Athens early on Wednesday.
The device went off shortly before 4 a.m. but the fire was put out by residents of the Exarchia apartment block where the office is located.
At 6.15 a.m., a device comprising four cooking gas canisters exploded outside the Center for European Constitutional Law on nearby Acadimias Street in downtown Athens.
Firefighters had to help four people out of the building as the fire spread inside.
A day earlier, there was an arson attack on the home of Efrosini Kouskouna, who heads the National Actuarial Authority and was a member of the committee of wise men.
Speaking in fall 2015, Bourlos suggested that some of the experts on the panel had received death threats.
A week later, another committee member – Anna Ligomenou – received a bullet in the post. In February last year, Bourlos’s office was attacked by self-styled anarchists. They damaged computers and printers.
You may be interested
Dombrovskis: EC has plan to boost growth and employment in Greecemakis - Jun 22, 2017
“There is a need to support economic growth in Greece in broader terms, and that is why we have tabled…
Heatwave sweeps across Europe with scorching temperatures in major citiesmakis - Jun 22, 2017
Europe is experiencing an unprecedented heatwave with temperatures in major cities across the continent reaching record values for the start…
Unbelievable Greek victory: Turkey vs. Greece 55 – 84!makis - Jun 22, 2017
A historic as well as clear victory for the Greek Women’s National Team in the Eurobasket 2017 for the Semi-finals…