With eye on elections, Tsipras talks up public sector hirings

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: SYRIZA, Tsipras
Photo by Andrea Bonetti/Fosphotos
Photo by Andrea Bonetti/Fosphotos

After the overwhelming approval in Parliament on Thursday for the transfer of 820 million euros in backpay to thousands of civil servants, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras sought to build on this momentum by focussing on imminent hirings in the public sector.

Following the vote by MPs, Tsipras held a lengthy live interview with Alpha TV in which he picked up where he left off in Parliament, describing the amendment for backpay as the first in a series of post-MoU legislation that would correct previous injus...

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