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Greek prosecutor to investigate university protest closures

First instance prosecutor Panayiota Fakou launched a probe on Friday into whether any offenses have been committed by academics and administrative staff who have closed eight universities in protest at the government’s decision to transfer almost 1,350 employees into a mobility scheme.

Fakou will be focusing particularly on whether the public servants are guilty of breach of duty.

Rectors at the universities in question say the institutions will not be able to function if the administrative staff are transferred.

They have also complained that the government has not made clear what criteria it is using to move the 1,349 employees.