Deputy minister in Greece quits over debt talks
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Last Updated: Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 00:31
  
Athens: A deputy labor minister has resigned from Greece's new coalition government, saying it should have pressed harder to renegotiate the terms of the country's bailout agreements.

Nikos Nikolopoulos announced his resignation on Monday, hours after the new conservative-led government won a confidence vote in Parliament.

Nikolopoulos, in a letter, argued that the government should have taken a tougher line with international debt inspectors in Athens last week to "correct serious distortions in the labor, pension and benefit systems."

Nikolopoulos, in a letter, argued that the government should have taken a tougher line with international debt inspectors in Athens last week to "correct serious distortions in the labor, pension and benefit systems."


First Published: Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 00:31


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