EU Commissioner Damanaki unlikely to return to Greek politics

Greece’s current European Commissioner, Maria Damanaki, will not return to Greece or Greek politics when her tenure ends in October, Kathimerini understands.

Damanaki holds the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries portfolio and it is thought that she will continue in this field after leaving the Commission. Sources said she has already been approached by international organizations.

This appears to put to bed rumors that the PASOK politician would make a political comeback in Greece as part of efforts to rebuild the center left.

Damanaki is set to be succeeded as Greece’s representative on the Commission by current Defense Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos.

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