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Mitsotakis sends files on mayors resisting evaluation to prosecutor

Administrative Reform Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday sent Supreme Court prosecutor Efterpi Koutzamani the details of five mayors who have refused to provide the government with data for the evaluation of civil servants.

In his accompanying note to the prosecutor, Mitsotakis identified the municipalities of Halandri, Zografou, Larissa, Nikaia and Patra where officials have obstructed public administration inspectors from entering to obtain the data that municipal officials have refused to submit. He noted that mayors in Athens, Thessaloniki, Piraeus, Aspropyrgos and Rethymno have cooperated with state inspectors.

The move came as tensions build between Mitsotakis and the new Attica Governor Rena Dourou, who is affiliated with leftist SYRIZA, and has opposed efforts to review public sector employment contracts, claiming that the civil service evaluation scheme is illegal.