Greece faces more woes: Finance minister resigns
Elena Becatoros - The Associated Press
This is a Thursday, June 21 2012 file photo of prominent banker Vassilis Rapanos as he looks on during his meeting with New Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and the heads of the two minority coalition partners, Evangelos Venizelos from the Greek Socialist PASOK party and the smaller Democratic Left's Fotis Kouvelis, in Athens. The prime minister's office said Monday June 25, 2012 that Greece's designated finance minister, Vassilis Rapanos who was rushed to hospital on Friday, has resigned.
Greece's debt woes took a backseat to the health problems of the country's five-day-old government, forcing debt inspectors to postpone a visit to Athens and prompting Germany to warn Monday that a European Union summit later this week would be unlikely to produce any major decisions on Greece.
Prime Minister Antonis Samaras accepted the resignation of Vassilis Rapanos hours after being discharged from another hospital himself following an operation to repair a detached retina over the weekend.
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