Gerapetritis: Cabinet Reshuffle Not a Government Priority

ATHENS — State Minister Giorgos Gerapetritis on Monday clarified that a cabinet reshuffle is not a government priority as "there is a mountain to climb," with respect to day-to-day issues linked to the economy and labour, as well as foreign policy and national defence. "It is a political luxury to talk about a reshuffle," he said.

Speaking to MEGA TV about the social and economic situation, Gerapetritis said that "an assessment must now begin of new and smarter measures that take us to a logic of subsidising employment," and he underlined that the government's obligation is to "provide the tools that keep businesses upright".

On EU funding, he noted that there a discussion was currently underway that, unfortunately, was dividing the European Union: "We are at very crucial crossroads for the European family and either we will go to a greater deepening and solidarity or to even greater centrifugal forces, as happened with the UK. I believe wisdom will prevail on this issue".


BRUSSELS — Roberta Metsola, a Christian Democrat from Malta, was elected president of the European Union's parliament Tuesday, putting women in three of the four biggest jobs in the 27-nation bloc.

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NEW YORK – Grammy-nominated artist Eric Alexandrakis announced his latest release due out on February 1, titled Good Girls Never Waltz With Me, another new genre-bending addition to his critically acclaimed TERRA series of releases.

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ATHENS – Five members of the World Hellenic Interparliamentary Association (WHIA), with Rhode Island State Senator Leonidas Raptakis as head of the group, visited Evros on January 12-13.


Despite Huge Volcano Blast, Tonga Avoids Widespread Disaster

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The blast from the volcano could be heard in Alaska, and the waves crossed the ocean to cause an oil spill and two drownings in Peru.