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Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Greece Wants More Time To Fire Workers

Being squeezed by international lenders to pare the workforce by transferring, suspending or firing civil servants, Greek Administrative Reform Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has asked for an extension to the so-called mobility scheme until the end of the year. The request...

The Economist Says Greece On The Edge

The noted financial magazine The Economist said that despite Greece's aim of achieving a primary surplus this year in hopes of triggering a chance at cutting its debt to international lenders that growing social unrest could unravel Prime Minister...

Greek Strike Week Grows Fast

Destined to lose, Greek high school teachers nonetheless won the first round of a seemingly fruitless battle to convince the government to reverse course on a plan to transfer or fire scores of thousands of public workers by staying...

Mitsotakis Blocked, Booed by School Guards

Greek Administrative Reform Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who ordered the firing of thousands of public workers before their positions could be reviewed as he promised, found himself heckled and blocked from getting into his office on Sept. 16 during an...

Workers Lose Holiday Bonus For Computer Use

Greek civil servants who used computers for at least five hours a day instead of manual paperwork will lose a perk of six paid days off a year under reforms being undertaken by the government on the orders of...

Greek Teachers Strike Fizzling Out

After making a lot of noise that they wouldn't stand for being transferred involuntarily or fired and would strike in protest, Greek teachers are rapidly retreating with fewer than 20 percent turning out for meetings of their union OLME...

Greek Medalists Lose Public Jobs

According to Greek media reports, known Greek athletes who were appointed in the public sector due to their success in sports, such as Olympic medalists, are to be suspended as well provided that the joint ministerial decree does not...

Mitsotakis Praised For Skipping Vacation

The German news magazine Der Spiegel has lauded Greece's new Minister of Administrative Reform, Kyriakos Mitsotakis for staying at his post and planning reforms and the transfer or firing of 25,000 public workers, and not even taking a summer...

Jobs For Families Of Dead Police, Firefighters

One member of a family of police officers or firefighters who died in the line of duty will be given priority for hiring and applying through the civil service, under a decree signed by Administrative Reform Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. The...

Greece Chasing No-Show Workers

Stepping up a campaign to root out disciplinary problems, troublemakers, people who've faked their credentials, and criminals still being paid, Greek Administrative Reform Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said he's now going after people who rarely - or never - come...