Decision on which public organizations will be shut down to be taken in May, says minister

The government will choose which public organizations should merged or shut down by next month, Administrative Reform Minister Antonis Manitakis said on Thursday.

Responding to a question in Parliament, Manitakis said the decisions regarding which bodies should close would be taken within May.

The government has agreed to dismiss 15,000 civil servants by the end of next year. Many of these will be from the dozens of organizations that are shut down.