Tsipras takes big risk by axing public revenues chief Savvaidou

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: SYRIZA

Alexis Tsipras took a major political gamble on Thursday by forcing general secretary for public revenues Katerina Savvaidou to leave her position, despite her insistence that she would not bow to the government's demands.

Following Savvaidou's refusal to quit, Tsipras used the last option open to him, which was for the cabinet to decide in unison to oust the revenues chief. While the cabinet does have the power to remove public servants, there are questions about whether...

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