Greece Fires Privatisation Agency Chairman Following Private Jet Story – 18 August 2013

The Guardian UK

Stelios Stavridis forced to resign after report he travelled on plane of businessman who had just bought stake in state firm

Greece dismissed the chairman of its privatisation agency on Sunday after a newspaper reported that he travelled on the private plane of a businessman who had bought a state company.

Stelios Stavridis is the second head of HRADF to leave in less than six months, trigger further concerns about Greece’s ailing privatisation programme, which is a key part of the country’s €240bn (£205bn) bailout by the EU and the International Monetary Fund.

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