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Antonis Manitakis

Hatzidakis Blames Manitakis For ERT Shutdown

In an interview withthe German newspaper Die Welt, the Minister for Development & Competitiveness Kostis Hatzidakis indirectly accused former Interior Minister Antonis Manitakis for the state public broadcaster ERT’s closing down, even though Manitakis had opposed it. “Given the fact...

Manitakis’ Interview to Der Spiegel

In his interview to the German news magazine Der Spiegel, The lenders have all the power, Antonis Manitakis, Minister of Administrative Reform and e-Governance of Greece, said, “I want to give back to my country its honor and dignity,...

Crooked Greek Workers In Firing Line

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' administration plans to speed disciplinary procedures against 4,000 civil servants being investigated for a range of misdemeanors and crimes and finish the work by early next year, with the likelihood many will be fired...

Municipalities Halted Amid Worker Action

Greece's local authority employees on Friday continued sit-ins at city halls and municipal buildings across the country to protest a scheme aimed at puttng thousands of them into a fast-track redundancy scheme. In Attica, as daily Kathimerini reports, all city...

New Elections to Cost Greece Less Than the May 6th Round

A series of cost-effective measures have been put in place aimed at reducing the cost of the coming elections on June 17 by 30%. Using faxes instead of telegrams to submit official results are among the cost-cutting measures introduced...