SYRIZA scrutinised over watchdog appointment as education hirings confirmed

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: New Democracy, SYRIZA
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

The government’s approach towards independent institutions is under scrutiny again after a political row erupted over its decision to appoint former Supreme Court president Vassiliki Thanou as the head of Greece’s Competition Commission.

Thanou proved a particularly controversial choice because of her close ties to the government, underlined by the fact that she headed Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s legal office since retiring as head of Greece’s top court.

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