Thessaloniki bus firm row adds to public sector challenges

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: New Democracy, SYRIZA
Photo by Giannis Papanikos/Fosphotos
Photo by Giannis Papanikos/Fosphotos

The row about the appointment of Stelios Pappas, the father of Digital Policy Minister Nikos Pappas, as the new head of the Thessaloniki Urban Transport Organisation (OASTH) looks like it will rumble on through August but there is no sign that the coalition will back down on the matter.

In fact, the government seems determined to stand its ground and hit back at the opposition over its accusations of nepotism. The prime minister’s office became embroiled in the matter on Thursday when it issued a terse response to New Democracy’s criti...

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