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Mayor files lawsuit against former Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis

Stylida Mayor Apostolos Gletsos speaks to the press after filing suit against ex-finance chief Yanis Varoufakis, at the Supreme Court in Athens, on Tuesday.

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Apostolos Gletsos, the mayor of Stylida, central Greece, and head of the Teleia (Full Stop) party on Tuesday brought legal action against former Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis on charges of exposing the Greek state to the risk of reprisals by his actions and policy decisions while serving the government.

In a lengthy legal suit, the former actor accused Varoufakis of exposing the country and its citizens to negative reactions by third countries “either through malice or extreme negligence,” adding that the former minister’s policy decisions and behavior “upset the friendly relations of the Greek state with our partners in the European Union” and caused “massive damage to the Greek economy.”

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