Foreign minister quits government, heaping pressure on Tsipras

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Independent Greeks, Kammenos, Kotzias, SYRIZA, Tsipras
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

One of the government’s most high-profile figures, Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias, resigned on Wednesday, forcing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras into another damage limitation exercise when he would prefer the spotlight to be on his government’s latest initiatives on the economic front instead.

Kotzias resigned after a stormy cabinet meeting on Tuesday, when he reportedly argued with Defence Minister Panos Kammenos. The two had clashed before as a result of the latter’s opposition to the Macedonia name issue and his threat to take his Independ...

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