Athens mayor vows to crack down on waste

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis has refused to rule out the possibility that officials who handled the municipality’s financial affairs under the previous administration could face prosecution for mismanaging funds.

«I do not rule anything out,» Kaminis, who was elected last November, told Sunday’s Eleftherotypia.

He also promised to put an end to waste at City Hall, citing the example of the municipal radio station, which, he said, pays 9 million euros a year in wages to 280 journalists.

Meanwhile, the government said that it would announce by mid-March what moves it will make to help revive the historic center of Athens, which has been plagued by crime and the impact of the economic downturn.

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